There are rumors circulating that 1B Sean Casey has been dealt to the Pirates for pitcher Dave Williams. Nothing confirmed yet, but stay tuned. We’ll have the news as soon as it’s available, if it happens or if it doesn’t.
UPDATE: Marc Lancaster is reporting that the deal is done. What does this mean for the Reds, if true? Discuss!
UPDATE 2: Okay, here’s my reaction.
It’s a trade of an average hitter for an average pitcher…
the Reds get rid of Casey’s big contract, which gives the Reds more flexibility in obtaining another pitcher…
it gets Wily Mo Pena in the lineup full-time, with Adam Dunn moving to 1B to make room in the outfield.
The Reds are a better team today than they were yesterday. Kudos to Dan O’Brien.