It's been brought up in a couple of recent fanposts including one of my own, so im curious to know what many of you think Colby Rasmus is worth. Some people made some very good points about the main asset Colby has is that he is cost controlled. A young, very talented CF with power and plays above average defense should be able to net us a lot in return, but im not sure if there is anything that we could realistically get back that would make it worth wild.
I trully feel that given Jon Jay's development, his consistency, his defense, and his ability to hit left handed pitching, that he makes more sense for this lineup if we could net some top prospects or very solid pitching. I threw out the ideas of going after Reyes or Kemp but people have argued that we wouldn't be able to sign them to long term contracts. I definitely agree with that statement regarding Reyes, but Kemp is under contract for another year for only 5.5 million and then, in 2013 ( assuming berk comes back next year), Berkman's 8-10 million will surely be gone and we could compensate that money towards Kemp's salary. I might be dreaming since he is the Dodgers best player but if they don't believe they can sign him, will they honestly risk getting no immediate assets in return? Given a team with financial issues, I think Rasmus is exactly what they do need. But then again they don't have to really consider trading Kemp until next season since he is under contract so maybe talks about things like that would wait until the offseason.
Also, i head Buster Olney says yesterday that people write up trade proposals all the time on the interenet and many of them seem like they would work, but that no one takes into account the relationships between the GM's of those two clubs. Now aside from the A's, who Jocketty seemed to do all his big trades with, do any of you know who Mozeliak has a good relationship with/is more likely to do a trade with?
So, I'm trying to see what you guys think? Is it worth seeing what we could get for Colby, and what do you think he real worth is to other ball clubs.
Also, on a different note, im fairly new to twitter and was wondering if you guys had any people you would recommend following in regards to news/updates on the Cardinals?