Re: Is Bruce staying in AAA?
Originally Posted by AmarilloRed
Do you think either Kearns or Dunn might have been rushed; both of them came to the majors very quickly. I will always wonder if their fast ascent to the majors affected their future in the majors.
I don't think so.
Kearns was affected by injuries. They actually started in AA.
I don't see how Adam Dunn would have had a BETTER major league career if he had stayed in the minors. He's clearly not going to change and he was a pretty valuable 21 year old.
Now...you can argue that the reds would have been better served keeping this guys in the minors in order to extract more value from the time the reds had salary control over them, but that's a different question. Bringing them up was still the right thing to do.
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