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Postby benjapage » Sat Apr 24, 2004 11:51 pm

y'all are unbelievable.

he is still hitting the crap out of the ball. one of them fell for a double tonight, but even the other at-bats looked great. fundamentally, he's a solid hitter. it's just a matter of time before it clicks, and that time is growing shorter with each plate appearance.

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Postby InfinityJones » Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:00 am

I dropped him about a week ago when he wasn't playing. A guy in my league picked him up off of the WW and has since had to endure 1 for 21. Before dropping him I tried to trade him, but couldn't generate any interest. In a 10 team league Kearns has burned about 4 of us over the last 2 years. Some guys are like that. Burrell and Konerko started this way last season and they were wrecked for the entire year.
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:48 am

benjapage wrote
y'all are unbelievable.

he is still hitting the crap out of the ball. one of them fell for a double tonight, but even the other at-bats looked great. fundamentally, he's a solid hitter. it's just a matter of time before it clicks, and that time is growing shorter with each plate appearance.

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I saw the game today and I didn't think Kearns looked that good. He struck out looking, flew to center, lined out to second, popped out to second, then had a double in the 9th. He looked okay, but I wouldn't say he is hitting the crap out of the ball.
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Postby thehat » Sun Apr 25, 2004 6:35 am

Kearns is not looking good, and he's admitted that his shoulder is still not 100% and occasionally bothers him. He'll eventually come around to some extent, but a big year is very unlikely. Maybe .270, 15-20 HR, 10 SB. That's not much for a roto OF.

One of my "rules" heading into drafts is to avoid guys who had some kind of meaningful surgery. They frequently take a big part or all of the next season to get their groove back. I'm not trying to sound like some kind of genius, but avoiding guys in this situation is a philosophy that has really worked out well.
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Postby benjapage » Sun Apr 25, 2004 9:42 am

He struck out looking, flew to center, lined out to second, popped out to second, then had a double in the 9th
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the K was a bad call. the fly-out and line-out were both hit on the button, and the double was tagged to the gap. no dribblers, just a pop-up that he barely missed. i haven't missed a whole lot of reds' action this year. his first week was dreadful. he almost looked overmatched. in the past week, he's begun to put bat-on-ball and drive it.

that's all i have for you. maybe he'll stink. i wouldn't bet on it. and no, he's not in my line-up.

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Re: Panicking about Kearns

Postby G-Man » Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:29 pm

Wilma_J wrote:boy did I make the wrong choice between Dunn and Kearns this year.


me too, i feel your pain. :-t
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Postby G-Man » Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:32 pm

jbones733 wrote:
willie wrote:i just dropped kearns to pick up vernon wells :-D . im happy


some of these leagues amaze me


that is what is known as a "me vs. my one buddy" fantasy league.
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Postby willie » Sun Apr 25, 2004 4:03 pm

G-Man wrote:
jbones733 wrote:
willie wrote:i just dropped kearns to pick up vernon wells :-D . im happy


some of these leagues amaze me


that is what is known as a "me vs. my one buddy" fantasy league.


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