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Postby SoxFanPJ » Sat Mar 20, 2004 9:11 pm

Jay Gibbons or Austin Kearns?

Gibbons went for 80-23-100-.277 last year

Kearns 39-15-58-.264 in under 300 ABs

Who would you want? Is Kearns worth the health risk?
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Postby JRRNeiklot » Sat Mar 20, 2004 9:24 pm

Kearns.
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Postby benjapage » Sat Mar 20, 2004 9:36 pm

i would have just said that it's a toss-up because kearns is somewhat of an injury risk and gibbons is not an exceptional performer, but...eftda just put me over the top.

kearns : a fluke?

please. austin kearns is a phenom. when he is healthy, he rakes. i'd gamble on him this year before settling for gibbons. i suggest you do the same.

...(*kearns a fluke...sheesh...*)

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Postby inkubus » Sat Mar 20, 2004 9:53 pm

Watching Kearns hitting a homer off Paul Abbott in spring training, he didn't look like a fluke.
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Postby Dude86 » Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:26 pm

I agree with eftda I don't think Kearns is nearly as good as everyone thinks he is. Gibbons has already proved himself as a 20-100 player and Kearns hasn't proven anything. And besides even if Kearns could go .300-30-100 when healthy he is a huge injury risk and I doubt he'll play more than 110 games.
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Postby HOOTIE » Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:31 pm

You have the hatchet buried in the back of a kid only 23 already, (Kearns). Kearns is a future all star EASY. Here is his career numbers through age 22.

292 avg
388 oba

Not too shabby. Every scouting report i see has nothing but high marks.
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Postby Dude86 » Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:35 pm

I may get blasted for saying this but Austin Kearns is nothing more than JD Drew in a Reds uniform.
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Postby CBMGreatOne » Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:57 pm

If Kearns plays 150+ games, he will easily outproduce Gibbons, but that's a big if. At the spot where I would be taking one of them in the draft (I'd likely already have 2 solid OF), I'd rather have Kearns.
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