Asked whether he felt jolted by Tuesday's trade, considering the ties he has to an organization that drafted him in the first round in 2000 and has employed his father, Tom, as a minor league manager and scout for about 30 years, Kotchman barely flinched. "No, not at all," he said. "I don't have any ties here."
He said he looked forward to playing for Braves Manager Bobby Cox. "You see how he handles players, how he pulls for his guys," he said. "You have to believe it's a blessing for me to start a new chapter in Atlanta."
It seems to me the writer is diggin but it also appears that Casey was more than frustrated with his playing time and his spot in batting order.