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    Re: They Were Reds: A Tribute

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    Reds got Rasmussen in a bizarre deadline deal.

    Reds needed starting pitching, so Bill Bergesch worked out a trade of reliever Ted Power for Rasmussen. Turns out Ted Power was Marge's favorite Red, so she demanded that they trade one of their better starting pitchers, Bill Gullickson for Rasmussen instead.
    Power started 34 games for the Reds in 87, but wasn't pitching as well as Gullickson, who, himself, wasn't pitching as well as he had pitched in 1986.

    Looking back, even though the trade hurt the Reds starting pitching depth, Rasmussen, as a Red in 1987, actually out pitched Gullickson that year.

    The problem was Rasmussen's ineffectiveness in 1988, which led to the trade with the Padres for Candy Sierra -- not one of Murray Cook's better moves, as Rasmussen pitched well for the Padres for 2.5 seasons.

    Power, along with Stillwell, netted the Reds Danny Jackson, which we can all agree was a great move on the part of Murray Cook.
    "I have just been more than a little suspect of all the trades since the Willy (Scott Williamson) cash grab. That one left such a bad taste in my mouth that even a 1985 Dom Pérignon couldn't cleanse it." -- Creek14

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    Re: They Were Reds: A Tribute

    Found the Rasmussen shutout game I was at. All I really remember was my mom remarking about his high ERA, but this was early in the season. I also remember Larkin hitting a first inning homer and the Reds winning rather easily. It turns out it wasn't too hard to find since he pitched so few complete games in his career.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...98804190.shtml
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    Re: They Were Reds: A Tribute

    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander View Post
    Found the Rasmussen shutout game I was at. All I really remember was my mom remarking about his high ERA, but this was early in the season. I also remember Larkin hitting a first inning homer and the Reds winning rather easily. It turns out it wasn't too hard to find since he pitched so few complete games in his career.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...98804190.shtml
    I found it interesting that two former Reds pitched for the Giants in that game: Mike LaCoss started and Joe Price relieved.
    "I have just been more than a little suspect of all the trades since the Willy (Scott Williamson) cash grab. That one left such a bad taste in my mouth that even a 1985 Dom Pérignon couldn't cleanse it." -- Creek14

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    Re: They Were Reds: A Tribute

    The animal (and Nolan Ryan)

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