For a guy who played only one season, spending the previous season in Japan and questioning whether or not he would ever play in MLB again, Casey McGehee sure will be missed here in south Florida. He was the guy who kept driving in runs during the regular season behind Giancarlo Stanton; doing so at a .319 clip. He was also the guy that led the bigs in grounding into double plays (31).
McGehee was also the man of two halves. He hit .319 with 53 RBIs in the first half of the season, leading to a campaign to write him into the All Star game. He then finished the 2nd half hitting .243 with 23 RBIs.
Nevertheless, the Marlins sent out this tweet last night:
— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) December 20, 2014
Which then prompted reactions like these:
@Marlins i truly do not understand this trade – he is was the UD of the Marlins -bad move no loyalty
— Monica Pineda (@mp33golf) December 20, 2014
@Marlins WHAT??? I can only guess that he wanted to retire with another team. But still makes no sense at all.
— Rebecca Swope (@BeccaSwets) December 20, 2014
@Marlins NOT CASEY!!! You were on the right track and now this. MAJOR mistake, Fish. Major.
— Craig Faanes (@RiceLake1969) December 20, 2014
And of course:
BUT MCGEHEE PLAYED HIS BALLS OFF
— DONG CARLO (@MarlinsBoner) December 19, 2014
We say goodbye to Hits McGehee as he starts another chapter in his career. The guy has done good for himself though – he came to Miami and will now replace Pablo Sandoval as the 3B for the defending champs.