A friend of mine works for the Nationals, and offered this bit of insight: Apparently, Austin is quite unhappy in DC, and has expressed desire privately to return to Cincinnati.
Now, of course we have no need for Kearns, especially with his current contract. I didn't particularly like him or his attitude when he was here, but I thought it would be interesting to pass along.
Could this mean that an extension with Dunn is in the works- and Austin knows the only way he can be reunited with his buddy is to come back to Cincy? Who knows, that's just speculation on my part.
My friend also noted that Bowden would love to acquire KGJ, as they are in desperate need of some "star power" heading into their new stadium. He didn't say that he thought anything would happen on that front, but he did note that Jr. and Ryan Zimmerman went to the Washington Wizards game together last week. Just seems a little odd to me that those two would be hanging out, especially considering Jr. is fifteen years older than Zimmerman.
Anyways, as always take it all with a grain of salt. Just thought it was an interesting tidbit to pass along on this idle Thursday.