Rasmus Deal Nets Short Term Relief…More Than Literally

Posted: July 28, 2011 by The Cheap Seat Fan in MLB
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The “Colby Rasmus vs. the St. Louis Cardinals Era” finally came to a close yesterday, mercifully. It’s the end of what was like watching cancer in sports rumor/relationship form. Over the last month, the endless and increasingly shallow positioning and gesturing by John Mozeliak on Rasmus’ availability and value to the club. The goal of this tactic now was clearly just to try to rebuild his stock, which was so severely damaged after two plus years of public bickering over him, which was perpetuated by the team. However, in the end what the club did (once again – never forget Dan Haren and Daric Barton for Mark Mulder, as well as Chris Perez for Mark DeRosa…never forget) was get frustrated and make a rushed move that has little return that even makes much sense in the short term.

 

There's no doubt Rasmus had to go, but what does the return out to?

The deal, which moved Rasmus along with bullpen arms Trevor Miller, Brian Tallet and P.J. Walters, to the Toronto Blue Jays for starting pitcher Edwin Jackson, outfielder Corey Patterson, relief pitchers Mark Rzepcyzski and Octavio Dotel, along three prospects to be named, is most likely the sole move the club will make in trying to pull away from the pack in the National League Central. In order to do so….

 

See the rest of this article, including where this places the Cardinals in both the now and immediate future at StLouisSports360.com

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