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3-team deal sends Rasmus to Toronto

Posted on: July 27, 2011 11:05 am
Edited on: July 27, 2011 3:28 pm
 

Colby Rasmus

By C. Trent Rosecrans


Edwin JacksonThe deal that sends Colby Rasmus from Tony La Russa's doghouse to Toronto is done, according to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

It's a three-way deal that was set in motion when the Blue Jays sent starter Edwin Jackson and Mark Teahen from the White Sox to Toronto for reliever Jason Frasor and minor-league reliever Zach Stewart. And then the Cardinals got involved. When the dust cleared, here's what went down:

Blue Jays get: OF Colby Rasmus, 3B/OF Mark Teahen, LHP Brian Tallet, RHP P.J. Walters
Cardinals get: RHP Edwin Jackson, RHP Octavio Dotel, LHP Marc Rzepczynski, OF Corey Patterson, three players to be named, cash
White Sox get: RHP Jason Frasor, RHP Zach Stewart, LHP Trever Miller

A free agent after the season is Jackson, who is 7-7 with a 3.92 ERA in 19 starts for the White Sox. He was redundant in the White Sox rotation that had six starters for five spots.

The Cardinals have been shopping Rasmus. who has clashed with his manager and the rest of the coaching staff. Rasmus fits Alex Anthopoulos' M.O. -- young, talented and disgruntled. Last year, Anthopoulos acquired Braves problem child Yunel Escobar. St. Louis needed help in the rotation and bullpen and this move would address both needs. St. Louis also has Jon Jay to replace Rasmus. Jackson can slide into the rotation for the Cardinals, moving Kyle McClellan back to the bullpen, which is strengthened by the additions of the right-handed Dotel and lefty Rzepczynski.

Jason FrasorThe move makes sense for the White Sox, who need help in the bullpen. The right-handed Frasor has a 2.98 ERA in 42 1/3 innings this season, striking out 37 and walking 15. Frasor is a free agent after the season. 

Stewart was ranked No. 5 on the Blue Jays' Top 10 prospect list by Baseball America  before the season. The right-hander made his big-league debut earlier this year and started three games for the Blue Jays, going 0-1 with a 4.86 ERA. He's 5-5 with a 4.20 ERA at Double-A this season. He was the key piece in the Scott Rolen deal with the Reds two years ago.

FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal added in a tweet that the White Sox have also placed Jon Danks and Gavin Floyd on the market.

The White Sox also called up Alexander De Aza, who will start today in center field.

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hotmeuly
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Posted on: December 21, 2011 3:29 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 10:30 pm
 

3-team deal sends Rasmus to Toronto

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Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2011 12:29 pm
 

3-team deal sends Rasmus to Toronto

Oh and Smoking, it does matter that LaRussa is like that.  I don't care if he has won a lot of games as a manager, sorry.  He has pushed a lot of people out of town, most recently Rasmus.  I do not respect him for that dude, sorry



Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2011 12:26 pm
 

3-team deal sends Rasmus to Toronto

Smoking, I don't know why you guys hate Rasmus and his dad so much, and quite frankly, I could care less.  Buddy, it is only 12 ab's, 12!  It is not a large sample size with a new team, you just love to find reasons to hate on him for some strange reason.  I am confident that Rasmus will be great for us, and I could care less what you stupid Cards fans think.  By the way smoking, have fun with Corey Patterson, his stellar fielding will be a real asset to you lol



Since: Jun 24, 2010
Posted on: July 30, 2011 9:05 pm
 

3-team deal sends Rasmus to Toronto

and yes, LaRussa is a huge a$$hole, but sometimes when you find something that works for you, you stick with it.
he's one of the most winning managers in MLB HISTORY, so far it seems to have panned out quite well for him, maybe i should a$$ it up a bit at my job and see if it helps me too, lol!!!

baseball is and always will be a business, and in business, the a$$holes are usually the most successful



Since: Jun 24, 2010
Posted on: July 30, 2011 9:01 pm
 

3-team deal sends Rasmus to Toronto

skyline - how does that 0 FOR 12 with 5 Ks translate into a "solid player".....LMAO, all the way to the bank!!!
what you dont get to hear about in frenchy-land canada is that rasmus wasnt liked by the clubhouse veterans, which does inlcude larussa and pujols, but it not just inclusive of them. he's a virus, you will find out soon enough. i wonder when his weirdo dad is gonna start making regular trips to toronto to help your coaching staff teach "solid colby" how to swing again. Here is how they do it in Alabama - "close your eyes and swing as hard as you can everytime....when the ball hits your bat once out of every 25ABs you will get a solo HR....YEAH!!!!"

the guy hasnt been good since AA, you may see some spurts here and there, but that will just keep you waiting for him to become something that he never will..,...a consistently good mlb player.

oh yeah, and dont point out useless stats that he achieved by hitting before/after the pujols-holliday combo. little leaguers could get lucky and hit some of those fatty pitches with their eyes closed as well, lol



Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 2:58 pm
 

3-team deal sends Rasmus to Toronto

Smoking, Rasmus was not "a disruptive force in the clubhouse," just because he didn't get along with LaRussa or Pujols.  There is a difference between being disruptive and not fitting in with the clubhouse atmosphere.  Last year, Rasmus had the 4th best OPS in the NL, 4th best.  He is a very solid player, and we are very, very happy to have him.  He will do well with us, because he will be in a good environment for him, where he is supported.  So thank you Cardinals and Smoking for giving us Rasmus, it is much appreciated.  



Since: Nov 14, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 2:53 pm
 

3-team deal sends Rasmus to Toronto

Good for Rasmus. I hope he gets to less LaRussa only on TV for the rest of one's life.  LaRussa's always an A.H. 100% of the time



Since: Jun 24, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 2:31 pm
 

3-team deal sends Rasmus to Toronto

anyone who thinks that the cards didnt do well on this deal is wrong, sorry to say it, but you're wrong. 2nd most blown saves so far this year, obviously the most glaring hole on the team was the bullpen. if we were closer to the middle of the pack in that category, rasmus may have stayed until the offseason, since we would have a 5-6 game lead if not more in NL central. oh wait, how ever in the world are we going to replace a .200 BA, no hustle in outfield, no accurate throws to get outfield assists, and a disruptive force with coaching staff and clubhouse?
just another case of addition through subtraction, just like rasmus is another case of tremendous potential that will never fully be realized by any mlb team


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