MLB Postseason: Former Cardinal Colby Rasmus powers Astros’ win


Remember Colby Rasmus, Cardinal fans?

I am sure most of you do, unless you are new to the team’s fandom or new to the world since then (in this case props to you for reading this).

In case you have forgotten, the trade that sent Rasmus to the Blue Jays in 2011 has been thought back on as “the deal that sent the Cardinals to the World Series”.

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In a crazy three team deadline move the Cardinals sent Colby Rasmus,

Trever Miller


Brian Tallet

, and

P.J. Walters

to the Blue Jays for relievers

Octavio Dotel


Marc Rzepczynski

(Scrabble or Zipper), and OF

Corey Patterson

,while the Blue Jays sent

Zach Stewart

to the White Sox while the White Sox sent SP

Edwin Jackson

to the Cardinals.

Yea, I know that one was hard to follow.

Rasmus meanwhile, went on to have an interesting time in Toronto – almost mirroring his 2010 (.276 Avg., 23 HR, 130 wRC+) Cardinals season in 2013 with 22 homers, OPS of .839, and a wRC+ of 130. However, struggling mightily after the trade in 2011 and hitting .223 in 2012 and .225 in 2014.

Rasmus has continued his trend in Houston this season posting a .235 BA while clubbing 25 homers and posting a 115 wRC+, and striking out 154 times.

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  • Last night, Rasmus was the hero (sort of) for the Astros, clubbing a solo HR into the New York sky in the second inning off of Masahiro Tanaka. It was Rasmus’ first taste of postseason action since the Cardinals’ disappointing 2010 NLDS against the Dodgers.

    I was a big Rasmus fan (and apologist at times) when he was a Cardinal and have loosely followed him in Toronto and Houston. I followed him throughout the minors, as he was supposed to be the “chosen one” to come and be the next Jim Edmonds in CF. That, of course never happened and luckily the Cardinals rid themselves of the bad situation that is Colby Rasmus (I shouldn’t have to remind you of his wonderful father). 

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    Good luck to Rasmus and the Astros against the Kansas City Royals, that should be a fun series to watch.