Monday, September 01, 2003

Marlins Acquire Jeff Conine (ruff..ruff)

The Marlins pick up one of their original players from the Orioles to give a much needed boost have the lost of Mike Lowell for the regular season. In the old days (early 90's) whenever Conine was introduced they would play a tape of a dog barking, a play on his name being similar to "canine."

From Florida Marlins News:

"Swinging a late-hour deal with the Orioles on Sunday, the Marlins acquired veteran Jeff Conine for two quality minor league prospects -- Double-A right-hander Denny Bautista and Class-A right-hander Donald Levinski.

Conine, known as Mr. Marlin when he wore Florida teal from 1993-97, is batting .290 with 15 home runs and 80 RBIs this season for Baltimore. In 35 games since the All-Star Break, he is hitting .302 and has three homers and 17 runs batted in. "