Why didn't Kearns have a better career? The guy was a very, very good minor league player. He had a fantastic arm in right, a good eye, decent power. His first year with the Reds he lit the league on fire. Was it just a matter of pitchers making adjustments, or is there something more to it? Was he never the same after the collision with Ray King? Frankly, I've always thought that collision ruined his career. But if that collision never happens, does his career follow the same arc? I'd be interested to hear some opinions on this, especially those more familiar with his minor league numbers and his scouting report. I was fairly young when Kearns was brought up, but I do recall speculation that he would be a star. SHOULD he have been a star?