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Postby Havok1517 » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:09 pm

Phillies acquired first baseman-outfielder Jeff Conine and cash from the Orioles for a player to be named.

Conine will take over as David Dellucci's platoon partner in the outfield and serve as a pinch-hitter. What starts he gets against righties will come in place of the sore-footed Pat Burrell. It's likely that he'll have a little value in NL-only leagues, but that's it. The Orioles will give Kevin Millar and Brandon Fahey more playing time.
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Waste of money for the Phillies I think.
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Postby Zito is God » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:11 pm

I don't see the point of this deal at all. Dellucci is doing quite well, why spend the money on a team that probobly won't wualify and bring in another guy to fill the roster and platoon?
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Postby BTOWNHESS » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:12 pm

Whats even more suprising about this deal is that Conine is still in MLB
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Postby giants! » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:17 pm

BTOWNHESS wrote:Whats even more suprising about this deal is that Conine is still in MLB


Conine's a servicable player.
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Postby bdrotoronto » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:18 pm

Zito is God wrote:I don't see the point of this deal at all. Dellucci is doing quite well, why spend the money on a team that probobly won't wualify and bring in another guy to fill the roster and platoon?

What's wrong with this deal? The Phillies are 1-1/2 games out of the wild card, and prior to today their bench consisted of guys like C. Roberson, D. Sandoval, J. Thurston, C. Coste.. :-o

Now they have a veteran guy they can bring off the bench in pinch-hitting situations and who you can reliably give some starts to now and then.. I don't see how this trade is anything but good for the Phillies..
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Postby Zito is God » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:23 pm

bdrotoronto wrote:
Zito is God wrote:I don't see the point of this deal at all. Dellucci is doing quite well, why spend the money on a team that probobly won't wualify and bring in another guy to fill the roster and platoon?

What's wrong with this deal? The Phillies are 1-1/2 games out of the wild card, and prior to today their bench consisted of guys like C. Roberson, D. Sandoval, J. Thurston, C. Coste.. :-o

Now they have a veteran guy they can bring off the bench in pinch-hitting situations and who you can reliably give some starts to now and then.. I don't see how this trade is anything but good for the Phillies..


Conine is no answer to anyone! Dellucci looks like a solid hitter with a career year before being traded/platooned. Wasting money on a bench player that has mediocre power and speed isn't something I call a good move.
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Postby Amazinz » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:34 pm

There's something to be said about any 40-year old still playing in the majors. Maybe not a big move but it certainly doesn't seem like a bad one. Wouldn't be surprised if getting Conine was more about veteran leadership than boosting the bench.
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:43 pm

Zito is God wrote:
bdrotoronto wrote:
Zito is God wrote:I don't see the point of this deal at all. Dellucci is doing quite well, why spend the money on a team that probobly won't wualify and bring in another guy to fill the roster and platoon?

What's wrong with this deal? The Phillies are 1-1/2 games out of the wild card, and prior to today their bench consisted of guys like C. Roberson, D. Sandoval, J. Thurston, C. Coste.. :-o

Now they have a veteran guy they can bring off the bench in pinch-hitting situations and who you can reliably give some starts to now and then.. I don't see how this trade is anything but good for the Phillies..


Conine is no answer to anyone! Dellucci looks like a solid hitter with a career year before being traded/platooned. Wasting money on a bench player that has mediocre power and speed isn't something I call a good move.


Lifetime Dellucci is a .208 hitter with a .587 OPS against lefties.
This year, Conine is a .272 hitter with a .795 OPS against lefties.

The Phillies need a fifth OF who is a RH hitter. Conine's no great shakes, but he's cheap and he'll give the Phils far more than Dellucci will against lefties.
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Postby Zito is God » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:47 pm

[quote="Amazinz"]There's something to be said about any 40-year old still playing in the majors. Maybe not a big move but it certainly doesn't seem like a bad one. Wouldn't be surprised if getting Conine was more about veteran leadership than boosting the bench.[/quote]

This is basically what I think. Conine is a proven leader in the clubhouse and has been a well liked guy everywhere he went. His bat is about as mediocre as it gets though.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:08 pm

Nothing wrong with that deal for the Phillies imo. They get a veteran bat for the bench that can hit lefties fairly good. I imagine the Orioles are paying for the majority of his remaining contract, so the PTBNL will basically be all that the Phillies lose.
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