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Krawhitham
08-12-2011, 12:19 PM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/08/indians-designate-austin-kearns-for-assignment.html


Indians Designate Austin Kearns For Assignment


The Indians announced that they have designated outfielder Austin Kearns for assignment to create active roster space for Shin-Soo Choo, who has been activated from the disabled list. Choo had been on the DL since June 25th after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured thumb.

Kearns signed a one-year, $1.3MM deal with the Indians last offseason and produced a .200/.302/.287 line with two homers in 174 plate appearances. He played both corner outfield positions for the Tribe, but saw his slash line drop significantly; he posted a .263/.351/.395 line for the Indians and Yankees in 2010.



http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/08/indians-designate-austin-kearns-for-assignment.html

Red Raindog
08-12-2011, 12:42 PM
No thanks

izzy's dad
08-12-2011, 12:49 PM
Noooooooooooo.

bounty37h
08-12-2011, 12:59 PM
Not sure why you have a "?" mark in the title, certainly not suggeting we go that route again?

davrix
08-12-2011, 01:52 PM
Not sure why you have a "?" mark in the title, certainly not suggeting we go that route again?

We already have a guy on the roster that strikes out a bunch, but at least he is fast.

Vottomatic
08-13-2011, 05:26 PM
We already have a guy on the roster with big ears.

mroby85
08-13-2011, 05:27 PM
Couldn't want a player less.

DocRed
08-13-2011, 09:45 PM
Considering an Indians DFA?!??! OUCH!!!

Tadasimha
08-13-2011, 09:50 PM
Been there, done that

DGullett35
08-13-2011, 11:15 PM
The guy looked HORRIBLE this year as an Indian..No No NOOOOOOO

CrosleyField
08-13-2011, 11:24 PM
Does he improve the team in any way? No

Does he help us build to next year? No

Krawhitham
08-18-2011, 01:26 PM
He has been released

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/08/indians-release-austin-kearns.html

he can be had for a prorated league minimum, I would do it just to see if they can fix his swing, he still has a canon of an arm. At this point what does it hurt

R_Webb18
08-18-2011, 02:01 PM
He has been released

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/08/indians-release-austin-kearns.html

he can be had for a prorated league minimum, I would do it just to see if they can fix his swing, he still has a canon of an arm. At this point what does it hurt

ur kidding right?

texasdave
08-18-2011, 03:22 PM
He has been released

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/08/indians-release-austin-kearns.html

he can be had for a prorated league minimum, I would do it just to see if they can fix his swing, he still has a canon of an arm. At this point what does it hurt

The problem with bringing him now is that you have to make room on the 40-man. Maybe that's not a big problem. Now a Spring Training invite would not be a bad idea.

Vottomatic
08-18-2011, 03:32 PM
He has been released

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/08/indians-release-austin-kearns.html

he can be had for a prorated league minimum, I would do it just to see if they can fix his swing, he still has a canon of an arm. At this point what does it hurt

I'm tired of retreads. I'm tired of trying to fix retreads. See Corey Patterson, Willy Tavares, Jonny Gomes, Jeremy Hermida................

For once can this ownership go out and trade for a legit solution to a problem instead of hoping to catch lightning in a bottle?

texasdave
08-18-2011, 03:52 PM
NM.

R_Webb18
08-18-2011, 06:39 PM
I'm tired of retreads. I'm tired of trying to fix retreads. See Corey Patterson, Willy Tavares, Jonny Gomes, Jeremy Hermida................

For once can this ownership go out and trade for a legit solution to a problem instead of hoping to catch lightning in a bottle?

this. im tired of this dumb crap everyday id like to see a set lineup.

jwmann2
08-20-2011, 12:52 AM
He has batted .229 since leaving Cincinnati. No thanks. Getting waived during the season should tell you something.

Pete4prez
08-20-2011, 06:39 AM
Hard to believe Austin did'nt develope into a top flight ball player, I was really high on him when he was first brought up.

powersackers
08-20-2011, 04:10 PM
Hard to believe Austin did'nt develope into a top flight ball player, I was really high on him when he was first brought up.

I would bet nearly 100% of Reds fans agree with you. I do.

redsfanmia
08-20-2011, 05:04 PM
nm

dthomas24
08-20-2011, 07:03 PM
I'm tired of retreads. I'm tired of trying to fix retreads. See Corey Patterson, Willy Tavares, Jonny Gomes, Jeremy Hermida................

For once can this ownership go out and trade for a legit solution to a problem instead of hoping to catch lightning in a bottle?

thank you

George Foster
08-20-2011, 11:56 PM
Hard to believe Austin did'nt develope into a top flight ball player, I was really high on him when he was first brought up.

2 words:

Work
Ethic.


He got his big contract with the Nats and "called it in" for the next 3 seasons. He never looked in shape, and he would not put in the work it took to stay in the big leagues. His best friend Adam Dunn says Hi! 2 peas in a pod! If you can't keep the Nat's or Indians happy, your Dunn!! haha!

Vottomatic
08-21-2011, 10:30 AM
Originally Posted by Pete4prez
Hard to believe Austin did'nt develope into a top flight ball player, I was really high on him when he was first brought up.

There was a time when Kearns looked like he was going to be a solid 4 or 5 guy in the lineup. I'd watch games and he always seemed to battle at the plate and give quality at-bats. One season he was very Mr. Clutch. I had high hopes for him too.




2 words:

Work
Ethic.


He got his big contract with the Nats and "called it in" for the next 3 seasons. He never looked in shape, and he would not put in the work it took to stay in the big leagues. His best friend Adam Dunn says Hi! 2 peas in a pod! If you can't keep the Nat's or Indians happy, your Dunn!! haha!

.......and then I heard a story on WLW one day that ownership/management called Dunn into the office to discuss his work habits and suggested he get away from Kearns and his lack of work ethic. Next thing you know, Kearns is traded for that very reason. He had no work ethic and they felt he was rubbing off on Dunn, who has none either. Two wannabe superstars with tons of natural talent that never worked on a darn thing to improve themselves. The word is WASTE.

BuckeyeRed27
08-22-2011, 04:53 PM
http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/2576/the-fall-of-austin-kearns-and-adam-dunn

Found this on Grantland today.

texasdave
08-22-2011, 05:01 PM
http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/2576/the-fall-of-austin-kearns-and-adam-dunn

Found this on Grantland today.

Nice find.

40YrRedsFan
08-22-2011, 07:51 PM
After reading the Grantland article, I relate Adam Dunn's situation regarding his physical condition with Prince Fielder. I think anyone who might try to sign him this offseason may be in for a similar situation because of his physical condition. He is definitely overweight, and speaking from my own experience, his weight will age him early. If he doesn't address the issue now he may very well end up like Dunn, where his skills erode rapidly.

Falcon7
08-23-2011, 09:19 PM
One or 2 of the REDS current outfield are likely to follow a similar path, hope not, but I would not be surprised.

Jerry Narron
08-24-2011, 08:42 PM
Amazing to see the decline of both these guys. I still hold out a little hope for Dunn to come out of it, but Kearns just looked lost during his time with the Indians.