Quote Originally Posted by membengal
Why would si.com say Kearns' value hasn't risen? His OPS and other numbers should be potentially the best on the market outside of Carlos Lee. In fact, in some respects, he may be as valuable as Lee (younger, better contract). Interesting note on his availability, not great analysis from them, in my opinion.
I often wonder this. The national press doesn't seem to give our guys any amount of credit. I think there is a considerable upside to Austin Kearns, not the least of it his growing leadership on the team. I've noticed in the past month or so, him speaking up more in a "we" voice in interviews.

I'm not adverse to losing Kearns but the return has to be pretty decent, IMO.