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    Castellini Says He Approved Casey Trade

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    I was watching the Reds Week programming on FSN Ohio tonight. During an interview with George Grande, Reds CEO Bob Castellini acknolwedged that he was consulted before the Casey trade went through and that he concurred with the decision.

    Castellini said that "baseball reasons" were the impetus for the decision and that monetary concerns are a part of the baseball reasons. He said you have to spend something of value to get pitching and recounted a heartwarming tale of a neighborhood scamp giving his daughter grief over the deal.

    I always figured that a trade of that magnitude wouldn't go down with at least a consultation with the probable new owner, but I didn't think he'd say anything about it for a while. Then if Dave Williams sucked, it would be easy enough to fall back on the It-Happened-Before-I-Was-Here excuse; alternately, Castellini could always claim some of the credit later if Williams rocked.

    But, of course, Mr. Castellini doesn't seem to be the type to shirk the responsibility. Good for him.
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    Re: Castellini Says He Approved Casey Trade

    Didn't think Carl was the one to sign off on that.
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    Re: Castellini Says He Approved Casey Trade

    two points for RCast.
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    Re: Castellini Says He Approved Casey Trade

    I knew there was no way Lindner would trade Casey because of what has happened with Larkin and Griffey. Lindner put fans in the stands by singing past their prime vets. Well at least Castellini is signing veterans for the FO and the coaching staff instead of putting them on the field.

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    Re: Castellini Says He Approved Casey Trade

    I don't think you can call Junior a past his prime vet when he was signed by the REDS.

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    Re: Castellini Says He Approved Casey Trade

    Was there ever really any doubt?
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    Re: Castellini Says He Approved Casey Trade

    Isn't this some sort of tampering violation -- since he hadn't been approved as Reds owner by MLB at this point?
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    Re: Castellini Says He Approved Casey Trade

    Yes there was some doubt that Lindner wanted to hold onto Casey. Not by me, but by some others on this board, who thought that Lindner wouldnt step in and not let Casey go.

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    Re: Castellini Says He Approved Casey Trade

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    two points for RCast.

    I agree. In my book he has yet to misstep. If he does, well whoopty doo, he's doing heck of a job laying a new foundation.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Castellini Says He Approved Casey Trade

    Well, I'm glad he hired a GM who hopefully won't make stupid trades like that in the future.
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    Re: Castellini Says He Approved Casey Trade

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Clark
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    Re: Castellini Says He Approved Casey Trade

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    Well, I'm glad he hired a GM who hopefully won't make stupid trades like that in the future.

    Griffey, Casey, or both?
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    Re: Castellini Says He Approved Casey Trade

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hot Mama
    Yeah, I'm quoting myself. So sue me.
    http://www.red-hot-mama.com/comments.php?id=355_0_1_0_C
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    Re: Castellini Says He Approved Casey Trade

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Nd2

    Griffey, Casey, or both?
    The Casey deal or, more to the point, trading for Dave Williams. Blech.
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    Re: Castellini Says He Approved Casey Trade

    I would have taken Billy Dee Williams to get Casey off this team. Just my opinion.

    I like Casey, just think it was time for some new blood in certain roles. Chance for others to take larger roles.
    Last edited by Cedric; 02-21-2006 at 01:38 AM.
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