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    Will Carrol reports Conine possibly to Cubs?

    seen on http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/
    "Carroll reports that the Cubs could swap Jacque Jones and a prospect for Jeff Conine. Perhaps such a move would be in tandem with Adam Dunn leaving Cincinnati. The Cubs might want to hold on to Jones though; he's playing well lately."

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    Re: Will Carrol reports Conine possibly to Cubs?

    Former Twin, Jacque Jones, of course.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    His momma better come too, else no deal!

    Why are we taking on bad salary?

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    Re: Will Carrol reports Conine possibly to Cubs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Why are we taking on bad salary?
    It makes no sense. We'd be better off just releasing Conine unless the prospect was major. And there's little chance that we would "effectively" buy a prospect from the Cubs.

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    Man, the Reds had better acquire something thrilling for Dunn or Jr. if the franchise expects me to endure Jacque Jones.
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    Re: Will Carrol reports Conine possibly to Cubs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Why are we taking on bad salary?
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    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Will Carrol reports Conine possibly to Cubs?

    Oh good lord.

    There is no way it's just a Jones for Conine deal what with Jones' hefty salary. Other stuff has to be in the works, and that notion scares me.

    So, if it's true, they're basically swapping Dunn or Griffey for Jones.

    Is "better defense" really worth it?
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    Re: Will Carrol reports Conine possibly to Cubs?

    Jones? I'd rather have Norris
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    Re: Will Carrol reports Conine possibly to Cubs?

    If Jones is acquired, it is as a stopgap outfielder to fill a position for the short term. The main return for Dunn or Griffey would be pitching, perhaps minor leaguers.

    You have to look at the youngsters the Reds get in any such deals before deciding good or bad. Jones would just fill a position for awhile, presumably.

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    Re: Will Carrol reports Conine possibly to Cubs?

    How much longer is Jones under contract?

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    Re: Will Carrol reports Conine possibly to Cubs?

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels View Post
    Oh good lord.
    There is no way it's just a Jones for Conine deal what with Jones' hefty salary.
    You know...nine months ago I would have agreed with you. I would have thought..."well,Will Carrol has to talk about something and if I were the cubs I would be trying to jetison Jones as well, but no GM would actually take him would they?"

    Now....Now I'm just hoping the report is wrong.
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    Re: Will Carrol reports Conine possibly to Cubs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Serafini View Post
    How much longer is Jones under contract?
    Through 2008. He's set to make $5M next year.

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    Re: Will Carrol reports Conine possibly to Cubs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    If Jones is acquired, it is as a stopgap outfielder to fill a position for the short term. The main return for Dunn or Griffey would be pitching, perhaps minor leaguers.

    You have to look at the youngsters the Reds get in any such deals before deciding good or bad. Jones would just fill a position for awhile, presumably.

    "Presumably" being the operative term in your post.

    I'd like to think what you're surmising is true, but I'm having my doubts.
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    Re: Will Carrol reports Conine possibly to Cubs?

    Click on the url in the first post. Scroll down a couple of bullets.

    "Perrotto confirms a rumor that surfaced a week ago, that Ian Snell could be had for the right bat. Perrotto would know, as he spent time as a Pirates' beat writer. Jarrod Saltalamacchia or Matt Kemp are two possible targets for the Bucs."

    Snell's 2007 YTD stats.

    Going back to my thread last week...

    Brandon Phillips for Ian Snell.

    Deal, or No Deal?

    As for Jacque Jones? Thanksbutnothanks.

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    Re: Will Carrol reports Conine possibly to Cubs?

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels View Post
    "Presumably" being the operative term in your post.

    I'd like to think what you're surmising is true, but I'm having my doubts.
    If Dunn goes, the Reds do need somebody to play the outfield. Hamilton and Griffey would be set, but I'm assuming they will want someone to platoon in left field with Hopper or Freel.

    On that basis, getting Jones makes some sense. But the key would be getting good kids back in the Dunn deal, if it happens.


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