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    Great article on the fall of Kearns and Dunn

    Not this year...maybe a Wild Card

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    Re: Great article on the fall of Kearns and Dunn

    There are no great articles on Grantland. Bill Simmons should be shot for foisting that garbage on us.

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    Re: Great article on the fall of Kearns and Dunn

    The article was pretty much spot on. If Dunn had any respect for the game, he'd just retire.
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    Re: Great article on the fall of Kearns and Dunn

    Are any of those folks who argued that Dunn was a hall of famer still around?

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    Re: Great article on the fall of Kearns and Dunn

    For the most part, I thought the article was accurate.

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    Re: Great article on the fall of Kearns and Dunn

    Dunn's decline is a strange case because he had been SO consistent over previous seasons, we all projected that he would keep up those numbers with a slow gradual decline. What has happened can only be explained as:
    1. He "got old" over night. This happens in all sports where a player over 30 who has got some miles on the odometer just loses whatever athleticism that was keeping them competitive.
    2. It could be more of a mental thing, compounded by switching leagues and struggling with AL pitching. Just like Tiger Woods problems are largely mental, it could be that Dunn is just in a major funk. Being a DH could be a factor. Maybe playing the OF helped keep him sharp.
    3. You also have to consider maybe a more chemical explanation that could involve you know whats. I'm not saying there is any evidence, only that in this day and age you always have to consider it.

    All in all I wouldn't be surprised to see Dunn make a comeback next year under the right circumstances.

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    Re: Great article on the fall of Kearns and Dunn

    Dunn hasn't adjusted to being a DH. Its gotta be different. He needs to step up the cardio and get in the weight room. Couldn't hurt. Could him the confidence he needs to become great again.
    Kearns was just a good baseball player. Like Jeff Franceour, nothing flashy about his game, not yet a journeyman but knows how to play the game of baseball.

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    Re: Great article on the fall of Kearns and Dunn

    That would imply that Kearns was ever near the top to actually fall from somewhere? I would say it was more like he just rolled over, not an actual fall.
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    Re: Great article on the fall of Kearns and Dunn

    Kearns had the talent. He didn't have the drive to be a great, or even good baseball player.

    What a waste.
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    Re: Great article on the fall of Kearns and Dunn

    Kearns was also a little snake-bitten.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/po...-kearns-career

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    Re: Great article on the fall of Kearns and Dunn

    What Kearns and Lopez have done after the trade should be some vindication for Krivsky.

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    Re: Great article on the fall of Kearns and Dunn

    Quote Originally Posted by jwmann2 View Post
    Dunn hasn't adjusted to being a DH. Its gotta be different. He needs to step up the cardio and get in the weight room. Couldn't hurt. Could him the confidence he needs to become great again.
    Kearns was just a good baseball player. Like Jeff Franceour, nothing flashy about his game, not yet a journeyman but knows how to play the game of baseball.
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    Re: Great article on the fall of Kearns and Dunn

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    What's so funny Bub? You don't think Dunn is great? The guy hits 40+ home runs every single year, automatic. So what if he strikes out a lot? He's paid to hit home runs. Millions.

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    Re: Great article on the fall of Kearns and Dunn

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    What's so funny Bub? You don't think Dunn is great? The guy hits 40+ home runs every single year, automatic. So what if he strikes out a lot? He's paid to hit home runs. Millions.
    Not anymore.


    I think his fall off has to do with all the stuff that people were saying over, and over, and over again when he was here. Lazy. No work ethic. No motor to improve or adapt his game. Damn, I just saw his picture, but he looks like he put on about 20-30 lbs since his time here.

    People would bash Marty over what he would say about Dunn, but it was all proven right. Maybe he got by on those years here by a friendly homerun park and being relatively young, but it's all come crashing down since then. If you don't put any effort in to adapt and hone your craft, and get better this is what happens.

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    Re: Great article on the fall of Kearns and Dunn

    Dunn benched for the rest of the year basically:

    http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story...e-sox-too-long

    It is the work ethic that did him in. Only an offseason program with tons of conditioning will get the Sox their 56M dollars worth. I'm actually rooting for him.


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