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July 28, 2011

Summing up the Colby Rasmus trade: What the experts are saying about Alex Anthopolous's latest deal. Six-word summary: "He got Rasmus for THAT price?"

posted by DrJohnEvans to baseball at 11:06 AM - 8 comments

In A.A. We Trust.

posted by tommytrump at 12:18 PM on July 28

It always surprises me when a manager can't find a way to get along with a great player in a way that affects the team. It just seems like bad management and too much ego.

posted by bperk at 02:05 PM on July 28

Don't rub it in, Canadians. Just seems crazy that the Cardinals gave him up for this package, but I guess the GM's hand was forced. I am ready for the post-La Russa era and have been for a while; as I noted in the Huddle thread yesterday, Tony does not play well with youngsters or those for whom things come easy or who do not play the game according to Tony's self-defined "right way" (although he does play well with scrappy middle infielders who remind him of himself and one-out relief scrap-heap types).

posted by holden at 02:27 PM on July 28

As a Cardinal fan, I don't see what all the fuss is about. I sure wish Colby well but it was time for him and the team to move on. He's had enough time to show that he can reach his potential here but it just wasn't happening. If he isn't tough enough to reach that potential just because he doesn't like his manager then TLR and Mozeliak did the right thing.

posted by 67nickel at 02:35 PM on July 28

He's had enough time to show that he can reach his potential here but it just wasn't happening.

He's only 24 years old.

posted by grum@work at 03:35 PM on July 28

Even if it was time for him and the team to move on, It didn't cost Toronto better than it's sixth best prospect (Stewart, according to the Baseball Today podcast yesterday) and a good middle reliever (Frasor). For an everyday centre fielder. Did no one else want Rasmus? He's not even going to be a free agent until 2016. It's just a bit shocking.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 06:39 PM on July 28

Sorry - 2014.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 07:00 PM on July 28

I can't believe the Cards gave him up when they might be losing Pujols at the end of this year, unfulfilled talent or not. Ugh.

posted by boredom_08 at 08:26 PM on July 28

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