I ask for more than the original deal. Steve Smitherman is not worth "making room" for. He's basically a 25 year old who tore up double a, then sucked in triple a and the majors. Big deal. Wily Mo Pena should get more playing time, but should still be a fourth outfielder for the time being.
Kevin Jarvis is a Major League Nothing. He's below replacement level. The major league equivalent to your neighborhood crack dealer: the community is better off without him.
Basically, the Reds would be paying $4.75 million to buyout Casey's contract.
Here's a better idea: Get a good right handed batting infielder that he can platoon with, and allow him to get some rest on occasion (yeah, yeah I know he had a better year against lefties... that's called a fluke). Bring in a batting coach that can help him get back his doubles stroke.
Or look for a better deal.
At least Casey gets on base.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids