Originally Posted by mbgrayson
With Kearns, I think it was largely injuries: See THIS LINK
I keep hearing this BS about Kearns and Dunn being "lazy", and I'm sick of it. There may be truth to it or not, but none of that seems to come from any of the other organizations that these guys played for. It's all just bare rumor. I'd like to see actual coaches or staff that can back up that they wouldn't listen or work as hard as they should have. I haven't seen the direct evidence, and unless I do, I'm not buying.
Lot's of top prospects just don't pan out. Kearns had injuries, and Dunn became a 'three true outcomes' player, with 400+ HRs. That is what I see. Our expectations, fed by Jim Bowden's hyping of his draft picks, were just too high.
It has been out there. Plenty of anecdotal evidence, especially for Dunn. Denying it at this point is like denying Bonds ever used steroids because he never failed a drug test and shouting "show me the proof." If you want to be willfully ignorant of their lack of work ethic, that's fine. But it's more than bare rumor.