Now that would send a good message to Reds fans: the return of Kevin Jarvis.
It is a bad trade. Selling Casey low and buying Jarvis high (or at least overpaid).
Only way to justify it is:
1. Turn around and trade Jarvis immediately.
2. Get a good prospect in the deal (either the first deal or the retrade).
3. Use the pay differential to sign a good free agent, this year.
Don't see the Reds dumping Casey for nothing; he is too popular.