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Thread: Rumor: Reds turned down Kearns for Westbrook

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    Rumor: Reds turned down Kearns for Westbrook

    Just read on another site that Ken Roshenthal (take it for what its worth) was on XM radio saying that the Reds turned down Kearns to the Indians for Jake Westbrook as part of the whole Coco Crisp trade. I do not have a link just read it elsewhere and thought I would share.

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    Re: Rumor: Reds turned down Kearns for Westbrook

    Good. I don't think Westbrook is that good. He's just another #4-5 guy IMO.
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    Re: Rumor: Reds turned down Kearns for Westbrook

    Hey I'm Ken Rosenthal.

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    Re: Rumor: Reds turned down Kearns for Westbrook

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    Good. I don't think Westbrook is that good. He's just another #4-5 guy IMO.
    Agreed. This would have been a bad deal.

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    Re: Rumor: Reds turned down Kearns for Westbrook

    Here is a comment from Kullman I found interesting.

    Kullman will have the freedom to work on trades, which would be approved by Castellini. For example, Kullman said teams have shown an interest in outfielder Austin Kearns, but haven't offered what the Reds want in return.

    "So I wouldn't be surprised if in the next week, we try to do something," Kullman said. "Whether it's possible or not, I don't know."

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    Re: Rumor: Reds turned down Kearns for Westbrook

    Interesting.

    TeamClark might be able to be better equipped to handle this question- but I'm getting the suspicion since DanO got canned - that the other 29 owners thought a sales circular was being passed around to buy "cheaply" from the department store that is the Reds.

    So far, coupons and discounts aren't accepted.
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    Re: Rumor: Reds turned down Kearns for Westbrook

    I'm sure this whole O'brien getting canned thing has got other GM's real worried. Cashman and other GM's throughout baseball can not make mistakes like Womack anymore. No clown left to take old middle infielders off their hands.

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    Re: Rumor: Reds turned down Kearns for Westbrook

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
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    Re: Rumor: Reds turned down Kearns for Westbrook

    Yes, it was reported that the Indians offered the Reds a choice of three young pitchers for Kearns. Lee and Westbrook were two of the options. I can't recall the third.
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    Re: Rumor: Reds turned down Kearns for Westbrook

    Westbrook is one year from free agency.
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    Re: Rumor: Reds turned down Kearns for Westbrook

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD
    Yes, it was reported that the Indians offered the Reds a choice of three young pitchers for Kearns. Lee and Westbrook were two of the options. I can't recall the third.
    Well, if Lee was one of the options, then I'm not so wild about the Reds walking away. If it's Westbrook, that's fine, but Lee's a higher order of talent.
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    Re: Rumor: Reds turned down Kearns for Westbrook

    Turning down Westbrook is fine. Turning down Lee would not be.
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    Re: Rumor: Reds turned down Kearns for Westbrook

    If it's Westbrook, that's fine, but Lee's a higher order of talent.
    Yep. Lee is better and would be under the Reds control for 3 years at least.

    He also hails from the same hometown as Travis Wood -- Benton, Arkansas.
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    Re: Rumor: Reds turned down Kearns for Westbrook

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    Well, if Lee was one of the options, then I'm not so wild about the Reds walking away. If it's Westbrook, that's fine, but Lee's a higher order of talent.
    I believe REDREAD is referring to a deal that was rumored to be on the table during spring training 2005. Kearns' trade value has obviously diminished since then while Lee's has significantly gone up.

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    Re: Rumor: Reds turned down Kearns for Westbrook

    Quote Originally Posted by Boss-Hog
    I believe REDREAD is referring to a deal that was rumored to be on the table during spring training 2005. Kearns' trade value has obviously diminished since then while Lee's has significantly gone up.
    Yeah my take too, this is a revisited deal this past week and perhaps it is the linchpin for why Da O was jettisoned so quick.

    I'm sure if BC wasn't in the office at the time then he had a mole or a perhaps his interaction with DO was enough to make him move quicker than anticipated.


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