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Postby Siege1386 » Sat Jun 29, 2002 10:23 pm

HE is starting to do a lot better now, so for next week, Is he a better option than Austin Kearns?
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Postby Chicago » Sat Jun 29, 2002 11:23 pm

Even during his meteoric start, I wasn't too high on Austin Kearns. He lacks the sheer power of Adam Dunn, and his main asset is putting the bat on the ball. I think history shows those kinds of batters grow into that role over a period of time in the big leagues, and rarely start off with a full solid season. But make no mistake, Kearns will be a star one day.

But who to choose between Alou and Kearns? I predicted that the Cubs, even after their horrid start, would make a run at the playoffs. I'm not so sure anymore. They have so much pitching talent on that team it's incredible I don't hear more about it. But things are clicking on the Cubs team. If they don't start to win, it will affect Alou's stats.

However, at this point, I would take Alou over Kearns. Griffey will be back in a couple weeks, and Kearns will get the short end of the stick again. On the other hand, if Alou stays hot, the benefits will be awesome thanks to Slamming Sammy.
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Postby tallmike » Sun Jun 30, 2002 12:42 pm

I'm inclined to agree - see my note relative to Kearns and Edgar.
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Postby Arlo » Sun Jun 30, 2002 4:00 pm

I'm not quite as down on Kearns yet, but I agree: for the coming week, go with Alou and hope he keeps it up. Good luck!
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