Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Not that Austin Kearns was ever really mighty, but he was once one of the top prospects in the game. Now, 10 years later, he is barely hanging on. Today, Kearns signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. I have to admit, I was a big Kearns fan back in the day. A charter member of Kearns’ bandwagon in the early 2000’s. I, along with the Cincinnati Reds organization, thought Kearns and Adam Dunn would be the cornerstones of great Reds’ teams for years to come. Kearns was drafted with the seventh pick in the 1998 draft and made his debut in 2002. Kearns came out firing that season and it looked like all the hype surrounding Kearns was real. Kearns hit .315/.407/.500 with 13 home runs in 107 games and finished third in the Nati ...
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