Mr. Marlin is heading north to become a member of the Orioles.
The Orioles and Conine agreed Tuesday on a one-year, $1.7 million contract that allows him to earn another $650,000 in performance bonuses next year based on plate appearances and games.
Good for Jeff. He is expected to play a big role on the Orioles team next year. Conine will be playing left-field, first base and DH. Presumably not all at the same time.
I can't decide whether Castillo or Conine is playing the role of the Scarecrow in our Wizard of Oz tale. Maybe it is a dual role but I do know this: Scarecrow, I will miss you most of all.