Some guys you like, some you don't.
It's that way in every job, right? And it's like that when you cover a baseball team for a living.
One of the first things the great Vern Plagenhoef taught me when I joined him on the Tiger beat was to judge every player for yourself. Don't rely on the reputation, on whether people he's a "good guy" or a "bad guy." Judge for yourself.
Vern was right; often, the reputations didn't hold true. Or at least, I didn't agree.
That said, Sean Casey's reputation is as true as could be. I've never met anyone, or heard of anyone, who doesn't like him. I can't remember anyone saying a bad word about him, ever.
Now he's retiring as a player, and heading to the MLB network as an analyst. I expect he'll be great.
Welcome to the media business, Case.