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    Reds trying to aquire Jeff Conine?

    Kansas City, Mo. // The Orioles could have a tough decision on their hands in the coming weeks regarding the future of Jeff Conine , who signed a one-year, $1.7 million deal in December with an option for a second season.
    The option vests if Conine reaches 450 plate appearances and the 40-year-old is on pace to eclipse that mark with 320 plate appearances with 61 games remaining. Conine would earn $2 million next season if the option vests, a high price for a player who will turn 41 next June and is obviously not in the club's long-term plans.

    Still, Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo said that the option has no bearing on his decisions and he'll continue to play Conine, who has been one of his team's hottest hitters over the past month, raising his average 34 points since June 22.

    "I've been told not to let any of that stuff enter in my decision, so it won't," Perlozzo said. "I am out here to put the best team out on the field to win. I don't think that [other stuff] matters."

    There's still a decent chance that the Orioles could trade Conine before Monday's non-waiver deadline, making his contract a non-issue. The St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners are among the teams that are interested in Conine, who would likely bring a mid-level prospect in return.
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    Anybody heard anything about this? Did I miss it elsewhere?

    Your toughts? What does Conine do for us?
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    Re: Reds trying to aquire Jeff Conine?

    Quote Originally Posted by max venable
    full article

    Anybody heard anything about this? Did I miss it elsewhere?

    Your toughts? What does Conine do for us?
    Can't have enough veteran scrappiness.
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    Re: Reds trying to aquire Jeff Conine?

    Why?

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    Re: Reds trying to aquire Jeff Conine?

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM
    Why?
    That's my thought...why? Unless they're seriously considering dealing Hatte to the Halos (see other threads) and then fill the 1B gap with Conine.
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    Re: Reds trying to aquire Jeff Conine?

    Quote Originally Posted by max venable
    That's my thought...why? Unless they're seriously considering dealing Hatte to the Halos (see other threads) and then fill the 1B gap with Conine.
    Or they are moving Aurilia
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    Re: Reds trying to aquire Jeff Conine?

    conine is a stud on 2k6, but i would rather keep hat seeing that we share the same name
    i hate the cardinals

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    Re: Reds trying to aquire Jeff Conine?

    Quote Originally Posted by VR
    Or they are moving Aurilia
    I'm IN! Oh wait...another vet to take the spot of EdE. I'm sure JN would love to have him at 3rd.

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    Re: Reds trying to aquire Jeff Conine?

    once they fix the pitching and have more roster slots, Reds will need a righty pinch-hitter. Even if they don't fix pitching, they need a righty bat if Larue is dealt.

    need a lefty bat, too. I wonder if it'll be Votto. That'd make a lot of first basemen and catchers

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    Re: Reds trying to aquire Jeff Conine?

    I'm guessing they want RH 1b to platoon with the Hat freeing up Aurilia for full time 3b duties.

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    Re: Reds trying to aquire Jeff Conine?

    Quote Originally Posted by puca
    I'm guessing they want RH 1b to platoon with the Hat freeing up Aurilia for full time 3b duties.
    I oughtta wash your mouth out with soap for that one...UGH
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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    Re: Reds trying to aquire Jeff Conine?

    Quote Originally Posted by registerthis
    I oughtta wash your mouth out with soap for that one...UGH
    I wanted to add a smiley but I fear it might be the truth.

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    Re: Reds trying to aquire Jeff Conine?

    Quote Originally Posted by max venable
    What does Conine do for us?
    Some of Jeff Conine's '06 stats to date:

    AB 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SLG OBP
    289 16 3 7 36 .260 .408 .323

    But the Reds already have that and then some from the left side of the plate in the person of Hatteberg.

    Who would be would be DFA after Conine's acquisition?? I fear that EE would be designated for the bench.

    No thanks!

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    Re: Reds trying to aquire Jeff Conine?

    When the Reds trade Rich to LA for Izturis they will need a RH platoon for 1st.
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    Re: Reds trying to aquire Jeff Conine?

    I'm not at all kidding when I say that I thought Jeff Conine retired after last season.


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