Well traderumor, since everybody and his brother has been talking about moving Casey quite some time now, he must NOT be as easy to move you say.
Casey is bad because he clogs up a postion where the Reds have a lot of other, better alternatives. Casey is bad because he is just about LAST in almost every offensive category amongst his peers.
Casey has NEVER been mentioned in any talk I have ever seen in the same paragraph as gold glove. He is SLOW. Many pop-ups go unplayed that he never gets to. When Reese was over there running down everything in sight, Casey didn't look so out of place. But Jimenez just doesn't have that kind of range (who does?).
Casey is VERY poor at picking up balls in the dirt....and maybe, just maybe, with a little more skilled 1B, the Reds might NOT have led the league in errors.
Anyway, I guess we are not going to agree on this. The good news is that Casey CAN hit .300 when completely healthy.....so at least he isn't a .225 hitter with no power and no speed and an average glove......but I would be very pleased if the Reds actually came through with this trade.
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