Originally Posted by RedsIn07
Just out of curiosity why are you for Pena than Kearns, do you feel that Pena is more likely to reach his ceiling than Kearns?
Before I answer the above - I believe since Casey's been traded - they should keep both.
However, if they can trade Kearns and get value back, I'm all for it. I'm not sure he's recovered from raykingcollisionits. In any athlete's mind, the fear of failure (along with the glory & cash with it) is very high. The psyche of an athlete is the most fragile thing they have. I don't think Austin's a basket case, but I don't think he's all the way back.
Pena's a horse, high K's & all, He is injury-prone. He has back-to-back Steel Glove Awards. But, he has this aura of aweness everytime he swings at bat. He has more upside, IMO, than Kearns. Repeat UPSIDE, not TALENT. (Therein lies another argument).
In my opinion, whoever (Pena or Kearns) can get most value back in trade, go for it - if needed. But, its not needed right now.
BTW - interesting the point made by the Orioles - they don't want to trade in their own division. Hmmm...interesting concept....