Reds Chatter today is written by Mike Ball
Talks about Reds that might be moved at the deadline…after a section on how Randa will probably be traded for a AA pitcher..
Of the core of Ken Griffey Jr., Adam Dunn, Wily Mo Peña, Austin Kearns and Sean Casey, who might be moved?
Judging by general manager Dan O’Brien’s comments, it seems the younger players would stay put.
That raises the question: Is Casey marketable?
Signed for $8.5 million next season, you’d have to wonder.
After hitting .324 with 24 homers and 99 RBI last season in only 146 games, you’d think so.
But Casey entered Saturday hitting .312 but with only three home runs and 38 RBI.
His RBI total is 19th among first basemen, and his slugging percentage of .400 was 38th.
To boot, he had hit into 21 double plays.
I hope Casey is traded, but it sure looks as if he has little value and the public would be up in arms if he were traded (fueled by the local knuckleheads on talk radio).
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.