even so, we gotta extend the same courtesy to Dukes that we did to Kearns.
I wouldn't. Dukes doesn't work the pitcher like Kearns. Kearns isn't hitting, but he always works the pitcher deep into counts and has a good OBP. Dukes does neither, and he is inferior defensively. I think a bunch of people have bought into the hype of Dukes, when he has done absolutely nothing at the major league level.