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    Nationals Decline Kearns' Option

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/1...in-kearns.html

    The Nationals declined their $10MM option on right fielder Austin Kearns, according to the AP. They'll instead pay a $1MM buyout. Kearns signed his three-year, $17.5MM deal in January of '07, and gave the Nats one solid year for their money. He represents the last of the day's multiple obvious option decisions.

    Kearns, 29, hit .195/.336/.305 in 211 plate appearances this year. He missed a chunk of the season due to thumb surgery. Based on UZR, he still plays a strong right field.

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    Re: Nationals Decline Kearns' Option

    Got a Love/Hate relationship with this dude.
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    Re: Nationals Decline Kearns' Option

    I still can't help thinking he's got a great year or two in there somewhere. He'll be lucky to get any playing time at this point.

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    Re: Nationals Decline Kearns' Option

    Patrick Bateman leaves DC.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Nationals Decline Kearns' Option

    Quote Originally Posted by WebScorpion View Post
    I still can't help thinking he's got a great year or two in there somewhere. He'll be lucky to get any playing time at this point.
    Perhaps, but it will take four or five years to get that great year of stats.

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    Re: Nationals Decline Kearns' Option

    Long swing.

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    Co me along way since the days of outrage many had when reds traded him and a lot of people on this board went nuts over it.
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    No. Nothing to see here, move along.
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    Re: Nationals Decline Kearns' Option

    I wasn't sorry when Kearns was traded, but I wouldn't mind seeing the Reds give the guy an invitation to spring training. Maybe being back near his parents and with a smaller home park, he can be inspired to get in shape and salvage his career. I doubt he gets many serious offers and might be willing to sign a minor league contract.
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    Re: Nationals Decline Kearns' Option

    In a perfect world he signs a small nominal contract with the Reds, comes to ST with a completely different body, swing and steals the LF job hitting over .300 with 60 ebh. He tutors Bruce on how to handle expectations, failure and provides the perfect RH player the team has been looking for.

    In a not so perfect world he becomes Bernie Carbo, Jeff Hammonds, and numerous other guys eaten by the game sooner than you might think.

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    Re: Nationals Decline Kearns' Option

    Quote Originally Posted by Spitball View Post
    I wasn't sorry when Kearns was traded, but I wouldn't mind seeing the Reds give the guy an invitation to spring training. Maybe being back near his parents and with a smaller home park, he can be inspired to get in shape and salvage his career. I doubt he gets many serious offers and might be willing to sign a minor league contract.
    I wish we could test that thought and see if it worked out with and for him. The Reds have taken chances on others with minor league contracts to see if they could work it out in AAA. Nothing expensive though.

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    I see Nippon Ham Fighters in his future.
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    Re: Nationals Decline Kearns' Option

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I see Nippon Ham Fighters in his future.
    Or at least some more Ham.
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    Re: Nationals Decline Kearns' Option

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I see Nippon Ham Fighters in his future.
    Not that country boy.

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    I hope Austin sends JimBo a very nice Xmas gift every year for the rest of his life.
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