The Braves are about the only team who'd consider Casey, imo, who would also give us at least a decent prospect but they'd have to be convinced he was truly healthy again. The Reds would probably have to eat part of his contract if his shoulder acted up again and I don't see the Reds doing that. Since the Braves are also holding the line salary wise, I'd expect a trade to be a prospect and some overpriced Atlanta flop to even that out. Either way we'd be no better for the dollars/production argument.
Our best bet may be to hope he comes back healthy and puts up vintage numbers - .320/15-20 hrs. Then, at next year's deadline we get some real interest from the Pirates again, as well as Atlanta and perhaps others. Yes, I'd trade him if we did because I agree with M2 and Jax, Casey's production is unlikely to ever again warrant the dollars he's earning in a small market. Healthy, he'd be a great player for a big market team - decent production, great PR stuff, big but not mega dollars. That would fit nicely where 8 million a year doesn't tie up too much of your payroll potential. NY/NY, LA, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle. Atlanta is the only one of them I see with a need at first base, though.
Casey is a perfect example of the danger of LTCs. Its a guessing game - and Jimbo has guessed wrong in this Case. Junior is already a LTC, and right about now the only guys I'd want on a LTC would be Dunn and Kearns and I'd wait til each completed his third season, at least. Sign the wrong guy to a LTC and you create an untradeable player if he gets hurt or quits producing. The Reds are certainly not the only team with that problem!