Give John Fay credit; his article today on the Sean Casey trade hits all the high points that we’ve been making. Sean Casey is a great guy, and a great citizen of the Greater Cincinnati community — he even throws in another nice Casey anecdote.
But he needed to be traded. (Let’s be honest, he needed to be traded last offseason, when his value was highest. I’ll take what I can get.)
Good work, Mr. Fay, especially in comparison to your peers.
Please. john Fay doesn’t “get it”, and never will. The fact that you claim him for your team is pretty revealing.
I still don’t get why proponents of the trade think that everyone else only liked Casey for his character. That’s just not true, so it does no good beating that issue into the ground.
Does EVERYONE in the lineup have to have 100 RBIs? He played a role. He got on base. He didn’t strike out with runners in scoring position.
I will never say he shouldn’t have been traded, because he should have been. But it’s juvenile to pretend he was worthless because he didn’t hit homeruns. And it’s even sillier to suppose everyone else just likes Casey because of his attitude.