Reds Ownership to Upset Fans: A New Owner Might Move the Team, So "Be Careful What You Ask For"

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Reds Ownership to Upset Fans: A New Owner Might Move the Team, So “Be Careful What You Ask For”

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Cincinnati Reds fans are rather unhappy with the direction of their organization this offseason (a huge sell-off), and a group tried to express it with a demonstration before Opening Day. Their chant, directed at team owners Bob and Phil Castellini? “Sell the team.”

The Castellinis are very aware of the unhappiness, and Phil was on the radio today ahead of the team’s home opener. When discussing the desire from the fans to spend more money or sell the team, Phil Castellini did not hold back:

So, basically, when fans ask Reds ownership to spend more money, Castellini’s response is that it can’t really be done in Cincinnati in the current baseball economic landscape, and if they are forced to sell the team, the new owners might just move the team. Real kind way to respond to fans.

Also, by the way: the Cincinnati Reds are *the* original MLB team, so they are never moving. Ever. That is just a silly thing to say in any case.

UPDATE: Castellini had a chance to clarify, and he stuck with a version of, what are you gonna do, root for another team?



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.