Originally Posted by Cyclone792
If you honestly believe Kearns and Lopez wouldn't have helped this offense one lick, then you're grossly underestimating the value of avoiding outs.
They also may have played better in Cincinnati than either has in Washington, though they haven't stunk in DC. They both had the adjustment hurdle to clear, in addition to the mental adjustment of being traded from a contending team to a dud (and from a team they both wanted to be on). And, of course, there's always the ballpark factor.
I truly believe they would have been better in Cincinnati and may have helped the club a lot.