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Postby Yoda » Fri May 13, 2005 1:38 pm

bselig wrote:Kearns hasn't been good in three years. You shouldn't be counting on someone who hasn't been good in three years. He is a guy who looks like a decent option now, someone to take a shot on off of free agency. I don't think you are going to get a legitimate "explanation" for why Kearns isn't hitting from anyone - there have been potentially hundreds of those over the past three years that, after the fact, get lumped into larger categories like "injury" or "wasn't seeing consistent playing time." He's a guy with upside but probably not one you should be playing until he shows some consistency...unless you are in a very deep league or have a horrible, horrible team.

That is a very silly thing to say. Of course he hasn't been good for 3 years since he's been injured all that time. Duh.

Kearns has been killed by injuries. Not too many people know this but he was a higher regarded prospect than Dunn was (although it was close).

I think that maybe he's playing scared? Maybe he just hasn't gotten into a groove due to the mounting injuries over the years? Struggling and then losing your job also doesn't help your confidence.

A change of scenary may do him good. I still think he has enough talent to turn it around this season. If you have room, stash him on the bench and see what happens.
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Postby Armed and Hammered » Fri May 13, 2005 1:45 pm

He's only 24 (25 later this month) and he is on pace for almost 500 AB's. His playing time will be there imo.

IF (BIG, GIANT IF) he stays healthy I think everyone will be happy with his stats.

Now if we only had the crystal ball to tell us if something on him is gonna break down or not.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri May 13, 2005 1:47 pm

He needs playing time. Then he would be good
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Postby stealthrunner » Fri May 13, 2005 2:06 pm

I'm in Cincy also. 1360AM had GM O'Brien on yesterday for weekly interview. Didn't say much I can't remember if Kearns was a topic or not, I know his name was mentioned.

Reasons for inconsistency:
playing time on regular basis
Willi Mo Pena
Ryan Freel
underachieving as a team, getting to all of them I think.

I think there is a good chance Kearns or Pena will get traded if the right offer is made. There are a couple other young OF's that can backfill also. Griffey is an option to get traded also if he stays healthy and keeps hitting.

I would bench Kearns if you are deep, but don't give up on him. Great American is great place to have 81 of your games.
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