Re: Kearns isn't ready for the bigs...
Originally Posted by tremere
How many years has Kearns played in the big leagues? Two. Considering the total number of AB's over two seasons (715), he is in a serious sophomore slump. In other words, lots of players do great in their first full season, then either burn bright or fizzle. Even if his performance has been due to injury, then you have to consider that he doesn't belong in the majors at this point anyway, since he really needs a lot of REST.
Consider that the Reds kept playing Kearns 30 games after he tore up his should I would not consider this a sophomore slump. I was willing to write off April for Kearns to get his timing back as his shoulder got better. I was thinking May was going to be better for him as his shoulder got stronger and his timing got better. The same with Jr who also had shoulder surgery last year. Kearns swing got longer and slower last year after he hurt his shoulder and it started out that way this year but as the year went on watching him his swing was getting shorter and faster but his eye at the plate was still off and then he got hit by that pitch. 550 abs batting over .300 and after hurting his shoulder 150 plus abs batting under .200 I tend to say injury over slump.
Last edited by Redmachine2003; 05-18-2004 at 11:53 PM.