Re: Kearns isn't ready for the bigs...
Hal said that "a couple people" "in the clubhouse" "have a theory." Which is that Kearns struggled in Spring Training and during the regular season, so DanO hasn't seen Kearns at his best. Therefore, he may think AK isn't ready for the bigs, and wants to see him put up consistent numbers in the minors first.
It's a plausible theory. After all, LaRue got the call to return after going one-for-nine, yet Kearns stays down with a .385 average. Something clearly is going on here.
On the other hand, you'd think that DanO, in his role as an Asst. GM last year, would be familiar with Ears.
OTOH, if DanO knew his ML players, he wouldn't have to think so hard about potential transactions.
Regardless of how you interpret this, you've got to question DanO's competance, during either this year or last.
In any case, Hal's just reporting a plausible theory he heard. That's his job.
Makes all the routine posts.
Last edited by Redsland; 05-18-2004 at 08:54 PM.