Originally Posted by traderumor
It seems the sportswriter is more worried about daddy's assistance than TLR is. What matters is the guy in charge's opinion. And Bernie doesn't even touch on the merits of the dad, just says "dad's shouldn't be meddling in MLB." I don't know how he makes this conclusion without exploring the qualifications of daddy.
Actually, this is kind of a huge story here in St. Louis and the media here, not just the article Bernie has written. Tony Rasmus has had a history of spouting off like a drunk. Tony Rasmus has some experience coaching but the way he spouts off randomly makes him look foolish. One comment he recently made was that maybe the Cards should hire him in the organization because of his "qualifications". Its beyond ridiculous and I have never seen a situation like this before.
Its just not Rasmus father issues that are concerning, he looks just like a mentally weak player who probably needs a change of scenery. He has all the talent in the world but I just don't see him taking it to the next level here in St. Louis which is a high demanding town for their baseball players. There are some on going rumors that the Rays are interested in his bat (which they need) and it wouldn't surprise me if the Cards get one of their talented young pitchers in return. Jeremy Hellickson would certainly look nice in the Cards starting rotation.