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Reds' outfield assets dropping in value

Originally Published: June 15, 2005
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN Insider
BOSTON – Cincinnati's outfielders have been the subject of so many trade rumors, the buzz is circulating all the way to the infield.

If Ken Griffey Jr., Adam Dunn, Austin Kearns or Wily Mo Pena doesn't leave town, Sean Casey wonders if he might be jettisoned to clear the way for Dunn to move to first base. Never mind that Casey's trade value is limited by his three homers in 231 at-bats, his 15 double-play groundouts and his $8.5 million salary next season.

"You hear all the rumors and you talk about it," Casey said. "Guys will come in and say to each other, 'Hey, you're going to the Dodgers tomorrow.' Or, 'Somebody has you going to Boston.' We all see it and we know it's out there."

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