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WMR
08-12-2011, 12:46 PM
Choo came back way ahead of schedule from injury and Kearns was designated for assignment to make room... this has been a rough year for Kearns.

Is he done or is another career resurgence still in store?

oneupper
08-12-2011, 01:06 PM
Choo came back way ahead of schedule from injury and Kearns was designated for assignment to make room... this has been a rough year for Kearns.

Is he done or is another career resurgence still in store?

When did he have his first career resurgence?

Slyder
08-12-2011, 01:12 PM
Imagine what might have been if Ray King didn't sit his big butt on Kearns that day...

Tom Servo
08-12-2011, 01:38 PM
I don't think he's done, he can still kick around as a 4th outfielder for a few more years.

Ghosts of 1990
08-12-2011, 01:48 PM
If you look at the numbers over the past few seasons, I'm surprised he wasn't done before now.

He's done. The bat speed has depreciated and I don't think his body is in the type of shape that he can play the game at a high level anymore. It's hard to believe, but he and Dunn are basically winding down at the same point; about 5 years earlier than I thought each would.

MikeS21
08-12-2011, 01:52 PM
lol! Bring Kearns back, stick him in LF, and watch this team head straight to the WS! ;)

westofyou
08-12-2011, 01:55 PM
He got sat on, it didn't knock all his talent out. He took care of that himself

Ghosts of 1990
08-12-2011, 02:34 PM
He was looking to me like a Manny Ramirez re-incarnate for a half season until the Ray King thing happened. And since then he has never even been half the player.

TRF
08-12-2011, 02:41 PM
It's hard to believe, but he and Dunn are basically winding down at the same point; about 5 years earlier than I thought each would.

Dunn is having a bad year. historically bad yes, but last year was still better than any year Kearns put up.

IMO, Dunn isn't... done.

Caveat Emperor
08-12-2011, 02:50 PM
He got sat on, it didn't knock all his talent out. He took care of that himself

A man more interested in doing 12 oz curls with his buddies than working to improve has game, from everything I've heard.

oneupper
08-12-2011, 02:53 PM
A man more interested in doing 12 oz curls with his buddies than working to improve has game, from everything I've heard.

Ironic that DUI Choo would take his roster space then.

smith288
08-12-2011, 03:11 PM
Kearns bat speed always looked slow. Maybe it was his clunky follow through.

westofyou
08-12-2011, 04:12 PM
He was looking to me like a Manny Ramirez re-incarnate for a half season until the Ray King thing happened. And since then he has never even been half the player.Since then he's made about 19 million bucks and compiled 92% of his career at bats.

Maybe he just wasn't as good as everyone thought?

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08-12-2011, 04:21 PM
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RedsManRick
08-12-2011, 04:41 PM
His power just dried up and he's had some low BABIPs. I think there's still an .800 OPS bat in there, but he's definitely running out of chances. Perhaps he needs to retool his swing.

marcshoe
08-12-2011, 05:01 PM
Whoo!!! There's the answer at third!

Tom Servo
08-12-2011, 07:10 PM
The White Sox should sign him to help Dunn break out of his slump. :D

Blitz Dorsey
08-12-2011, 08:14 PM
Kearns is done. I said on this board before the season started that this would be his final year in MLB.