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Prf15
08-20-2007, 11:53 AM
According to Ben Shpigel of the New York Times, the Mets might consider trading for Reds outfielder Jeff Conine. The need was created when Damion Easley endured a Grade 3 ankle sprain.

Conine, 41, has about $480K left on his contract this year. He's known to have cleared waivers, and I'm sure he can be had for a song.
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BEETTLEBUG
08-20-2007, 12:00 PM
Do they have anybody that cleared waivers or is it Ptbnl ?

texasdave
08-20-2007, 12:03 PM
It doesn't really matter. Chances are small that whomever they receive will ever wear a Reds' uniform. Conine has already stated that he is retiring after this season. Just saving the nearly 1/2 million in salary would be a plus IMO.

Prf15
08-20-2007, 12:05 PM
Do they have anybody that cleared waivers or is it Ptbnl ?

Only players on the 40 man roster have to clear waivers. Chances are about 99% it would be a player who is in Rookie ball who has really no upside.

Orenda
08-20-2007, 12:38 PM
It doesn't really matter. Chances are small that whomever they receive will ever wear a Reds' uniform. Conine has already stated that he is retiring after this season. Just saving the nearly 1/2 million in salary would be a plus IMO.

I'd be happy to trade him "for future considerations". We were given Todd Hollandsworth last year, now Wayne should return the good karma and bring up Votto.

Degenerate39
08-20-2007, 01:01 PM
If he gets traded to the Mets who gets called up?

Votto or Cantu

BEETTLEBUG
08-20-2007, 01:12 PM
Both release Bellhorn

Prf15
08-20-2007, 01:18 PM
Votto is only batting .248 against lefties this year with 2 of his 21 homers. His OPS is .702.

Slyder
08-20-2007, 01:20 PM
Both release Bellhorn

I agree with this.

Prf15
08-20-2007, 01:21 PM
I wish Votto batted Right handed....

Would solve our problems.

Muggerd
08-20-2007, 01:29 PM
The main thing i like about Votto is the situational hitting.

Muggerd
08-20-2007, 02:07 PM
word is Cantu is getting called up so maybe Conine is gone :dunno:

BLEEDS
08-20-2007, 02:09 PM
The only thing Conine is good for is increasing Dunn's OBP, because they walk him so they can face Conine/Ross/Crappy-hitting SS du jour...

PEACE

-BLEEDS

texasdave
08-20-2007, 02:22 PM
Who knew?



Jeff Conine, 1B--Cincinnati Reds: The Mets have renewed their interest after Damion Easley's injury. Conine has cleared waivers. The Reds tried to trade him prior to the trading deadline, but a deal with the Mets fell apart. The Twins, Cubs Diamondbacks had also expressed interest. He plans to retire following this season.

Muggerd
08-20-2007, 02:33 PM
Conine should be gone for the sake of the reds and seeing cantu and for the sake of him being on a team worth a crap for the stretch run.

BLEEDS
08-20-2007, 02:38 PM
Conine should be gone for the sake of the reds and seeing cantu and for the sake of him being on a team worth a crap for the stretch run.

per trent C blog, Cantu's getting promoted today.

Conine must be packing his bags as we speak.

PEACE

-BLEEDS

Degenerate39
08-20-2007, 02:40 PM
per trent C blog, Cantu's getting promoted today.

Conine must be packing his bags as we speak.

PEACE

-BLEEDS

I'm glad to see Cantu being called up and I'm glad to see Conine play for a contender but I wish we got to see Votto up here.

IamWallaman
08-20-2007, 02:43 PM
Just glad to see that they're potentially getting something for Conine. Nothing gained if he retires.

No surprise with Cantu. If only Votto were a righty...

Redus
08-20-2007, 02:50 PM
as soon as I heard Easley was done I thought of Conine to the Mets...made too much sense. We wont get crap but we get to see if Cantu can do anything.