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Reds new 3B.... Austin Kearns

Postby Xtreemes » Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:25 pm

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Austin Kearns has been persuaded by the Reds to try his hand at third base this offseason. Kearns played at third very early in his professional career before being switched to the outfield, but a glut of outfielders on the Reds have caused the club to experiment with different options.

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There is no telling if Kearns can be adequate enough on defense to make this switch, but he is reportedly willing to try. The Reds are clearly trying to clear room for Wily Mo Pena and Ryan Freel to get more playing time, plus Kearns would give them the power-hitting corner infielder they have coveted. The club would like to try moving Ken Griffey Jr. to right field, and they already have Adam Dunn entrenched in left. If that were to happen, Pena would likely start in center, with Freel versatile enough to give all the outfielders regular days off. Kearns' fantasy value would increase with a move to third, although he still has to prove he can stay healthy before he is worth taking a risk on.


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Postby Mugrila » Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:40 pm

its a shame that he can't stay healthy :-/
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Postby LCBOY » Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:41 pm

Wow! This is intersting news. I firmly believe that Kearns still has a bright future.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:17 pm

LCBOY wrote:Wow! This is intersting news. I firmly believe that Kearns still has a bright future.



yes i think so as well....but he has gotta play more than 70 games a year.....at least get into the 155 range........
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:19 pm

Not that 3B is more shallow than OF.... but hopefully he can stay healthy on the infield.
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Postby thetongueofire » Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:23 pm

i really think he should DH on a team like the D-Rays...
[size=10]Manny Ramirez....$20 million
Pedro Martinez....$17.5 million
Curt Schilling...$12 million (and a $2 million bonus)
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Postby Madison » Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:42 pm

One of the deepest positions gets even deeper.........

Maybe he can actually stay healthy now? :-o
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Postby wrveres » Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:30 am

ok new rule ....

when posting about Austin Kearns, you can't say, "Stay Healthy" anymore ...


We know, we know, we know already !!! ;-)

So, No spittin', No swearin', No 'Contract Year BS', and No Austin Kearns "if he stays healthy" ...

thanks, and I appreciate your support ;-D
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Postby raiders_umpire » Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:13 am

wrveres wrote:ok new rule ....

when posting about Austin Kearns, you can't say, "Stay Healthy" anymore ...


We know, we know, we know already !!! ;-)

So, No spittin', No swearin', No 'Contract Year BS', and No Austin Kearns "if he stays healthy" ...

thanks, and I appreciate your support ;-D



ok will try my best...... :-D
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Fri Oct 15, 2004 1:21 pm

wrveres wrote:ok new rule ....

when posting about Austin Kearns, you can't say, "Stay Healthy" anymore ...


We know, we know, we know already !!! ;-)

So, No spittin', No swearin', No 'Contract Year BS', and No Austin Kearns "if he stays healthy" ...

thanks, and I appreciate your support ;-D


LOL :-b
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