Originally Posted by jmcclain19
So I think it's safe to say that the Reds got much less for Casey than they should have. Or you could say that the Brewers committed highway robbery of the Blue Jays. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
Perception is 9/10ths of the truth. I'd venture (without having ever spoken to these mythical "baseball execs" who make such deals) that the perception around baseball is that Overbay has better days in front of him, and that Casey's best days are behind him.
When you add in that Casey makes $6 million more than Overbay, hit 10 fewer home runs than Overbay, 13 fewer XBHs, and knocked in 14 fewer RBI -- it probably made him less of a desireable commodity.
I think the Reds might've been able to get better, but only because I think Dave Williams is just a shade above worthless.