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malcontent
04-14-2012, 02:49 AM
Jocketty has to get a LHH OF.

jhu1321
04-14-2012, 09:10 AM
He's batting .125. Add to the offensive misery?

cw0802
04-14-2012, 12:35 PM
Being a Cardinal fan....no. Not cause I think he's greatly help your team. The kid is a headcase. I assumed his horrible play was due to being under La Russa, nope. He's continued his horrible play in Toronto.

Red Raindog
04-14-2012, 12:39 PM
Jocketty has to get a LHH OF.

Stubbs -- even up --

Todd Gack
04-14-2012, 02:31 PM
He's batting .125. Add to the offensive misery?

After how many AB's?

Stray
04-14-2012, 02:32 PM
He's batting .125. Add to the offensive misery?

He'd fit right in.

Ironman92
04-14-2012, 02:45 PM
He hates it in Toronto....IMO he'd be a pain in the ass against the Cards with his gigantic chip on his shoulder. He's very talented just like Stubbs but with better baseball instincts.

I wouldn't do it....but also wouldn't be surprised if it worked kinda well for a good while.

malcontent
04-14-2012, 03:28 PM
Stubbs -- even up --
That's what I'm thinking, too.

One headache for another, perhaps.

But I'll take my chances with Rasmus over Stubbs every time.

Stubbs may be a helluva teammate, but the kid simply refuses to face reality and do the obvious. All I heard in that ST interview were excuses.

Of course, he's got a major enabler in Baker.

malcontent
04-14-2012, 03:30 PM
After how many AB's?
24

Todd Gack
04-14-2012, 03:37 PM
24

I know, it was more of a rhetorical answer.

malcontent
04-14-2012, 03:49 PM
I know, it was more of a rhetorical answer.
What I'd be counting on is the .173/.201/.316 line in 140 PA he gave the Jays last year.

To make them even consider it, that is.

Replace Stubbs with Rasmus in CF and this offense could click.

Remember, Rasmus OPSed 0.859 at age 23 for the Cardinals in 2010.

I'd love to see him face his former team as a Red.

Todd Gack
04-14-2012, 03:52 PM
What I'd be counting on is the .173/.201/.316 line in 140 PA he gave the Jays last year.

To make them even consider it, that is.

Replace Stubbs with Rasmus in CF and this offense could click.

Remember, Rasmus OPSed 0.859 at age 23 for the Cardinals in 2010.

I'd love to see him face his former team as a Red.

He might be a headcase but I'd like to see him here simply because of his beef with the Cards.

With that said, it's not going to happen and it's purely hypothetical.

Ironman92
04-14-2012, 03:55 PM
Cool story bro time.

My son and I withstood 100 degree temps and a rain delay and obtained seats on the Reds dugout near the stairs to the on deck circle.....Coco struck out Colby Rasmus in the top of the 9th to end the inning....Ryan Hanigan tossed the ball to my six year old on the way in.

malcontent
04-14-2012, 03:57 PM
He might be a headcase but I'd like to see him here simply because of his beef with the Cards.

With that said, it's not going to happen and it's purely hypothetical.
I admit it's a long shot, but if the Jays weren't totally sold on him it's possible Walt could pull it off.

It is clear to me that this team will not make the playoffs with the lineup it currently has.

It was vulnerable to RHP last year and all Jocketty did in the off-season was trade or release every LH bat except Votto and Bruce.

texasdave
04-14-2012, 05:03 PM
Cool story bro time.

My son and I withstood 100 degree temps and a rain delay and obtained seats on the Reds dugout near the stairs to the on deck circle.....Coco struck out Colby Rasmus in the top of the 9th to end the inning....Ryan Hanigan tossed the ball to my six year old on the way in.

Nice.

Ironman92
04-14-2012, 05:18 PM
Nice.

I have a much better one involving KGJ....but I'll save that for another day.

Magdal
04-15-2012, 08:08 AM
What I'd be counting on is the .173/.201/.316 line in 140 PA he gave the Jays last year.

To make them even consider it, that is.

Replace Stubbs with Rasmus in CF and this offense could click.

Remember, Rasmus OPSed 0.859 at age 23 for the Cardinals in 2010.

I'd love to see him face his former team as a Red.You just THINK you would....he showed great promise as a rookie, hitting HRs with an easy swing that reached the upper deck, but when he got that 5 mil. contract, the next year he was like a different player. Not only did his hitting go south, (his S.O's rivals Stubbs) but his fielding did as well. He is afraid of the wall, and according to guys that played with him in the minors, he always was.

Then there is his Father, the ultimate "stage Mom" who would insist on frequent meetings with LaRussa to "correct" his sons usage. Tony tolerated the guy, but Dusty might punch him in the face.

Pass on Rass:thumbdown:

Swampturkey
04-15-2012, 05:25 PM
By all means, get Colby. Just keep in mind you get his dad too. ;)

malcontent
04-15-2012, 09:52 PM
By all means, get Colby. Just keep in mind you get his dad too. ;)
Fine with me.

Ohioballplayer
04-16-2012, 04:39 PM
oh HELL NO!

rick vaughn
04-16-2012, 05:44 PM
You just THINK you would....he showed great promise as a rookie, hitting HRs with an easy swing that reached the upper deck, but when he got that 5 mil. contract, the next year he was like a different player. Not only did his hitting go south, (his S.O's rivals Stubbs) but his fielding did as well. He is afraid of the wall, and according to guys that played with him in the minors, he always was.

Then there is his Father, the ultimate "stage Mom" who would insist on frequent meetings with LaRussa to "correct" his sons usage. Tony tolerated the guy, but Dusty might punch him in the face.

Pass on Rass:thumbdown:

Um, perhaps thats because you must be thinking of a different player.

Rasmus never signed a $5 million contract.

Per baseball-reference, he made $400,000 as a rookie in '09, $418,000 in '10, and $443,000 last year.

Not sure who you're thinking of, but it isn't Colby.

Jamz
04-17-2012, 01:26 PM
I would rather make a move for him if he'd be willing to move into LF (or if Stubbs was willing to do that move.)

cw0802
04-18-2012, 12:49 AM
I'll add this too. Colby's big problem here was his work ethic. The reason Jon Jay got more.time was due to his willingness to work on his problems and his ability to take constructive criticism. Colby listens to daddy. There was even an article from Toronto saying the Jays would work with Colby's dad.

Magdal
04-19-2012, 08:45 AM
Um, perhaps thats because you must be thinking of a different player.

Rasmus never signed a $5 million contract.

Per baseball-reference, he made $400,000 as a rookie in '09, $418,000 in '10, and $443,000 last year.

Not sure who you're thinking of, but it isn't Colby.Oh, I'm thinking of Rasmus, but my source may have been a little flakey: Cards talk forum. :confused:

Krawhitham
04-19-2012, 08:55 AM
Um, perhaps thats because you must be thinking of a different player.

Rasmus never signed a $5 million contract.

Per baseball-reference, he made $400,000 as a rookie in '09, $418,000 in '10, and $443,000 last year.

Not sure who you're thinking of, but it isn't Colby.

Colby Rasmus of
1 year/$2.7M (2012)

1 year/$2.7M (2012)
signed by Toronto 1/15/12 (avoided arbitration)
1 year/$0.443M (2011)
re-signed by St. Louis 2/11
acquired by Toronto in trade from St. Louis 7/27/11
1 year/$0.418M (2010)
re-signed by St. Louis 3/18/10
1 year/$0.4M (2009)
contract purchased by St. Louis 4/5/09
drafted by St. Louis 2005 (1-25) (Russell County HS, Ala.)
signed 6/05, $1M signing bonus
agent: Beverly Hills Sports Council (previously Paul Cohen)
ML service: 3.000

rick vaughn
04-19-2012, 01:11 PM
Oh, I'm thinking of Rasmus, but my source may have been a little flakey: Cards talk forum. :confused:

Please post a link to a post from a Cards forum indicating that Rasmus signed a $5 million deal.