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Jim
01-25-2009, 11:45 AM
http://blogs.weei.com/robbradford/2009/01/24/casey-retiring-headed-to-mlb-network/

The mayor is retiring. Thanks for the memories!

chettt
01-25-2009, 12:19 PM
Now he gets paid for what he does best. Talk!!!!!! He was one of my favorites. Thanks again. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

PedroBourbon
01-25-2009, 12:58 PM
Sean was/is a class act, both in and out of baseball. Best of luck to Sean. One of my favorites. The only player to do the "macarena" before every pitch at the plate, even if he didn't swing just had to do the batting gloves again.

Chi-Town Red
01-25-2009, 03:07 PM
One of my favs...thanks Sean!:thumbup:

BigJohn
01-25-2009, 04:18 PM
This is a baseball career ruined by the steroid era. Teams wanted a homerun guy to play first base(thanks mark), not one who gets the job done.

Z-Fly
01-25-2009, 04:26 PM
He never turned out to be good as I thought he would be. I thought he could be a .300 25 90 guy year in and year out. It is hard to believe he lasted only a little over 10 years. It seems like it was not too long ago when he was the future of the reds.

ChatterRed
01-25-2009, 04:59 PM
He never turned out to be good as I thought he would be. I thought he could be a .300 25 90 guy year in and year out. It is hard to believe he lasted only a little over 10 years. It seems like it was not too long ago when he was the future of the reds.


I have to agree with your assessment, although I did like Sean and thought he was a quality person and decent b-player.

I envisioned him being more of a Paul O'Neill type hitter, though. He never quite reached that.

BigJohn
01-25-2009, 05:05 PM
Had the Reds never have gotten rid of him he would still be a star! He was a GREAT player and person but the Reds, dumped his salary! What a tragedy!

akron3344
01-25-2009, 06:31 PM
a star, are you kidding, he was a walking GIDP master

mroby85
01-25-2009, 06:34 PM
He wasn't a star. he was a really good guy, who i still like, but i can't say i was upset when they unloaded him from a baseball aspect.

BigJohn
01-25-2009, 06:39 PM
There were some pretty good players that were ahead of him in GIDP

http://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/GIDP_active.shtml


Rank Player (age) Grounded into Double Plays Bats
1. Ivan Rodriguez (36) 286 R
2. Manny Ramirez (36) 230 R
3. Mike Piazza (39) 229 R
4. Gary Sheffield (39) 225 R
Frank Thomas (40) 225 R
6. Jeff Kent (40) 224 R
7. Vladimir Guerrero (32) 220 R
8. Royce Clayton (38) 218 R
9. Miguel Tejada (34) 216 R
10. Luis Gonzalez* (40) 212 L
11. Paul Konerko (32) 210 R
12. Edgar Renteria (32) 209 R
13. Chipper Jones# (36) 204 B
14. Sammy Sosa (39) 202 R
15. Magglio Ordonez (34) 199 R
16. Brad Ausmus (39) 197 R
17. Moises Alou (41) 195 R
Derek Jeter (34) 195 R
19. Omar Vizquel# (41) 192 B
20. Ken Griffey* (38) 190 L
Rank Player (age) Grounded into Double Plays Bats
21. Alex Rodriguez (32) 189 R
22. Garret Anderson* (36) 180 L
23. Shawn Green* (35) 174 L
24. Mark Grudzielanek (38) 170 R
25. Jermaine Dye (34) 169 R
26. Barry Bonds* (43) 165 L
27. Andruw Jones (31) 164 R
28. Albert Pujols (28) 157 R
29. Sean Casey* (33) 156 L

Rusty the Red
01-25-2009, 06:52 PM
I loved him as a person and as a player. He may not have become a huge star, but he was successful in other ways. He will have a wonderful post-baseball career. The success or failure of a baseball career can't be based merely on numbers - Casey left his mark on the game with his attitude and kindness. That is more rare than a .300, 25, 90 guy.

mroby85
01-25-2009, 07:08 PM
Don't know if it already said this or not, but he's joining mlb network. The Reds will be represented well with Casey, and Larkin.

BigJohn
01-25-2009, 07:11 PM
http://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/GIDP_season.shtml

Even his highest year(gidp) wasn't record breaking, it cracks me up that people say that crap and then defend Dunn striking out!

BigJohn
01-25-2009, 07:15 PM
Year Ag Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG *OPS+ TB SH SF IBB HBP GDP
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
1997 22 CLE AL 6 10 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .200 .333 .200 43 2 0 0 0 1 0
1998 23 CIN NL 96 302 44 82 21 1 7 52 1 1 43 45 .272 .365 .417 104 126 0 3 3 3 11
1999 24 CIN NL 151 594 103 197 42 3 25 99 0 2 61 88 .332 .399 .539 132 320 0 5 13 9 15 MVP-14,AS
2000 25 CIN NL 133 480 69 151 33 2 20 85 1 0 52 80 .315 .385 .517 124 248 0 6 4 7 16
2001 26 CIN NL 145 533 69 165 40 0 13 89 3 1 43 63 .310 .369 .458 108 244 0 3 8 9 16 AS
2002 27 CIN NL 120 425 56 111 25 0 6 42 2 1 43 47 .261 .334 .362 81 154 0 3 6 5 11
2003 28 CIN NL 147 573 71 167 19 3 14 80 4 0 51 58 .291 .350 .408 102 234 0 3 4 2 19
2004 29 CIN NL 146 571 101 185 44 2 24 99 2 0 46 36 .324 .381 .534 136 305 0 6 5 10 16 AS
2005 30 CIN NL 137 529 75 165 32 0 9 58 2 0 48 48 .312 .371 .423 109 224 0 5 3 5 27
2006 31 TOT 112 397 47 108 22 0 8 59 0 1 33 43 .272 .336 .388 87 154 0 3 9 7 10

Ave 18 GIDP per season, Albert Pujols 21

Sean_CaseyRules
01-25-2009, 09:01 PM
He wasn't a star.


Wasn't he selected to an All-Star game? Doesn't that mean he had to somewhat be considered a star?

mroby85
01-25-2009, 10:22 PM
I would say a star starts consistently throughout their career. He was a solid player throughout the majority of his career, and had a couple really good seasons, I personally wouldn't call him a star.

Slyder
01-25-2009, 10:31 PM
Wasn't he selected to an All-Star game? Doesn't that mean he had to somewhat be considered a star?

Mark Redman was also an all star. Sean was a really good player but wrong for the era he played. Everyone was looking for the next David Ortiz not a guy who could hit for average and 15-25 homers at 1b.

BigJohn
01-25-2009, 11:05 PM
So a 300 hitter with a career 815 ops is not consistent?

akron3344
01-26-2009, 12:04 AM
He was part of a losing culture, who yucked it up with the opposition, the team never won when he was here, and he was a reasonable gap hitter who was a consistent rally killer. his popularity is another manifesatation of a small town morality, people would not want Bradley here but they like casey cause he is a "good guy" big deal, he was a loser.

Sean_CaseyRules
01-26-2009, 12:16 AM
A little hard akron, I would definately call him a loser...nothing about his career besides when he played here in cincy was losing...

akron3344
01-26-2009, 12:33 AM
you are right but the full fledged idolatry for a glorified singles hitter is disproportionate

tommycash
01-26-2009, 12:34 AM
Thanks for the memories Casey. Class act and good ballplayer.

reds77
01-26-2009, 10:12 AM
Seems like he is a good guy and had a good career, but I put him on the list of players that Cincinnati fans over-hype to be better than they really were.

Sean_CaseyRules
01-26-2009, 10:26 AM
I believe if the Tigers would've won the Series, he would've won the MVP for the series. He had a great series, and you can't say he didn't.

mlh1981
01-26-2009, 10:55 AM
He never became the player that many thought he could be, and was overpaid and made out to be a better player than what he probably was, but like others in this thread have said, a great guy and solid citizen on/off the playing field. Those attributes will keep him employed in baseball in some sort of capacity. for a really long time if he so chooses to be

bounty37h
01-26-2009, 12:16 PM
Thanks for the memories,adn best wishes on the future, bet you wil be a great callman! I sent him a couple cards to sign a few years back, never got them back, was surprised by that-not judging him on that by any means, just a comment...

Ghosts of 1990
01-26-2009, 03:11 PM
thanks for the memories sean. you will be missed.

goreds2
01-27-2009, 02:26 AM
Thanks for the memories. Will watch MLB Network even more now. (If that is possible :) )

goreds2
02-10-2009, 09:17 PM
I was just wondering how Casey is doing on the MLB Network. I have not had a chance to see him on there yet. Thanks,

BEETTLEBUG
02-10-2009, 09:44 PM
I saw him yesterday when the Arod stuff was on he looked good.

will5979
02-11-2009, 10:01 AM
He never became the player that many thought he could be, and was overpaid and made out to be a better player than what he probably was, but like others in this thread have said, a great guy and solid citizen on/off the playing field. Those attributes will keep him employed in baseball in some sort of capacity. for a really long time if he so chooses to be

As a person, the dude was top notch.

As a player, the dude was completely OVERratted. He was fat, slow, couldn't ever get over the century mark in RBI's nor did he ever hit 30 HRs in a season. Probably one of the more disappointments this franchise ever had but considering everything that happened this freakin' decade it is fitting. I just had HUGE expectations for the guy after his 99 season.

JBChance
02-11-2009, 11:30 AM
Well liked player. My Mom wanted to stop going to games after he was traded; she still goes though.

I think Casey was somewhere in the middle between star and avg. Not as good as some think, but certainly better than others portray. His great attitude certainly augmented his stat line. What he brought to the clubhouse and team can't be ignored.

As he started his decline, we couldn't keep paying him what we were. I am a little surprised how fast his decline happened - I thought he would play longer than he did.

I hope he does well with his current gig.