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I know this is a dumb poll but it is entertaining and maybe, just maybe Jack will read this and cave in to what the masses want! :p

 

 

Ok, its highly unlikely that jack reads this forum, even more unlikely that he will listen to us if he does, and even more unlikely still that he will remember that he read this forum when he fills out the line-up card on tuesday (being senile is a bisquit), We will just go with the entertainment factor of the results and people's comments as to why they feel the way they do. :p

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Slightly better than 50/50. 4-3-2-popup is being dangled for bullpen help (or just prospects), so that is a main reason behind Enc's playing time. So unless Beinfest just says "ah, screw it" and eats Enc's contract, Conine'll continue to be a super-sub and Sunday starter...although I think Conine should be the starter.

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There's conflicting reasons why starting Conine could be good and bad for the club.

 

If the objective is to trade Encarnacion for the best possible player in return, then in the short term it may be better to play him and give him a chance to redeem himself, not in our eyes or fans generally, but rather in the eyes of professional scouts and GMswith whom we ultimately want to deal.

 

With roughly a hundred games to go (and a pretty good idea already what the pluses and minuses are with Jeff Conine) playing Enc, while risky, may be the right way for the team to go in the long run.

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Conine, who turns 39 on June 27, is 16-for-54 with eight RBIs in the 15 games he has started this season. His father, who has prostate cancer, made the 20-mile drive from his home in Riverside to attend the game to share Father's Day with his son.

 

``It was a great day,'' Conine said. ``There aren't a whole lot of Father's Days where you get to play in front of your dad. Today was a little more special than most, and having a good game made it even better.''

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Well Niner will certainly get a couple of starts now.... If he hits, he'll stay put, if he doesn't we might see Enc back in. It's just the way Jack works. I hope Niner keeps hitting though, so Jack doesn't have to make a tough decision.

 

 

Trade Enc for bullpen help, call up Willingham.

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That seems more and more like the obvious move to me. Enc might not be the most attractive package out there to other teams, but he does have 9 homers and fair RBI numbers if the Yankees or someone needs another piece.

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Given the way Jack likes to go with the hot hand, Jeff is certainly going to get some more starts. He was excellent yesterday and those 4 RBIs were desperately needed for an offense that has been off and on.

 

If he continues to be hot, then Jeff will likely continue to start. Enc will get his chances coming off the bench, and will come in for defensive purposes late in the game.

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Marlins2003 is right here...if Beinfest/Marlins wants to trade Enc then he must be in the starting lineup the majority of the time at least for the time being. That said if Enc is still with the team by August I expect him and Conine to split time much more, but until then Enc will be swinging at sliders 3 feet off the plate.

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There's conflicting reasons why starting Conine could be good and bad for the club.

 

If the objective is to trade Encarnacion for the best possible player in return, then in the short term it may be better to play him and give him a chance to redeem himself, not in our eyes or fans generally, but rather in the eyes of professional scouts and GMswith whom we ultimately want to deal.

 

With roughly a hundred games to go (and a pretty good idea already what the pluses and minuses are with Jeff Conine) playing Enc, while risky, may be the right way for the team to go in the long run.

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And what if Encarnacion continues to play poorly and have his average drop even more in the next few weeks? I don't think other GMs would appreciate that.

 

I say decrease his starts now before he hits the wall and teams stop showing interest in him.

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I alluded to the risk of Encarnacion underperforming if he's showcased but after his performance in LA every GM in baseball has already discounted his value. I doubt it could be diminished further so most of the opportunity (to increase his trade value) is on the upside.

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