Originally posted by wheels
They can't just dump Casey, BECAUSE of that bad contract.
And as far as the two names you listed, there will be better options this offseason.
I had read the same thing -- that Petagine wanted to come bck to the US and wanted something around $3 mill to do it.
I am not Richard Hand, Drew Nelson or -- last time I checked -- Neil Young. But I do think Roberto Petagine would be a better option that Sean Casey. For the cost of Petagine the Reds could acquire Petagine and offer to soak up part of Casey's contract in a deal. They need to be thinking about these kinds of things moving forward.
Pokey Reese is not going to change the Reds world -- but he too would be a stop gap that would be better than any option they currently have.
I got sick of Pokey at leadoff and his inflated opinion of himself -- but his OBP is looking good now compared to the guys the Reds have tried there -- AND from the sounds of thingsd, the Reds have some first year guys who are acting like they are MLB veterans out there -- attitude-wise. Nothing could be farther from accurate.
The defense sucks. they are making rookie mistakes, heck, they are just making mistakes. The Reds have done dumber things than bringing Pokey back in the short run.