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 think most people assumed as much, but it's interesting to hear him admitting it. Isn't he admitting to tampering?
But anyway, I didn't have a problem with the Casey trade, but I kind of hope the Womack trade and the Rich Aurilia signing was all Danny boy.