I'm not a Blue Jay fan or hater and to me, the real question is: Why did the Jays trade for Rasmus at all since they already have a glut of similar players? They don't need him and if anything, they should have flipped him or Travis Snider or Eric Thames for pitching prospects as soon as they got Rasmus but that's what clueless MLB franchises do---they keep reshuffling the cards to create the illusion of hope for their fan base. Toronto is yet another franchise hamstrung by inept Owner/GM/Manager combos in the utterly rudderless company of the Dodgers (see Divorce Court & bullpen drama & 20Mil for...Juan Uribe???), the Cubs (Alfonso Soriano's 8 years/$136Mil deal that runs through 2014, gave the recently departed for a bag o' balls Kosuke Fukudome a four-year, $48 million contract; thought it wise to ink the maniacal Milton Bradley to a three-year, $30Mil deal) and the Astros, whose Manager Brad Mills inserted speed merchant Jason Bourgeois in the 3 hole after dealing 3rd place slugger Hunter Pence and speed merchant/lead off man Michael Bourn. Should have been the other way around, right? But then the muddling Mills mucks things up further when he goes and sits the lefty swinging Bourgeois the next day against a righty pitcher! Yes, the Blue Jays admin belong in this clown car not just for the yo-yo-ing of Travis Snyder, their train wreck of a bullpen and the waiting til he got injured to further delay Lawrie's much needed ascension to the bigs, but for there recent past buffooning, albeit under a diff GM (but still the same ownership), of $10Mil per annum to Alex "Blame It On" Rios and $126Mil (u heard me) thrown at the feet of Vernon "Ain't Earnin' That" Wells. Toronto's biggest obstacle isn't the Beasts of the AL East (The Evil Empire Yanks, Red Sawx Nation or Tampa's Cool Rays), it's Toronto.
Rasmus Trade Logic
Posted on: August 5, 2011 12:54 pm
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