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2015 Fantasy Baseball: Colby Rasmus to the Astros

View image | On Tuesday Colby Rasmus signed a one-year deal with the Astros worth $8 million, and he’ll immediately be asked to fill the center field void created by dealing Dexter Fowler (colleague David Wiers covered the fantasy ramifications for Fowler here). Rasmus becomes yet another power hitter with high strikeout totals in an Astros lineup not lacking...
Via The Fantasy Fix
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: Colby Rasmus is the Astros by R.J. Anderson

Houston signs a guy who`ll strike out and hit some homers, the Rangers get a better backup catcher, and Kelly Johnson goes back to the other East.
Via Baseball Prospectus
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rasmus excited about future in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) Colby Rasmus never really took to living in Toronto in the 3 1/2 seasons he played for the Blue Jays. Born in Georgia and raised in Alabama, Rasmus has returned from Canada to play for the Houston Astros and couldn't be more excited about the change. Wearing a pullover with camouflage details and speaking with his syrupy Alabama drawl, Rasmus raved about the move. ...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Colby Rasmus, the Astros, and Strikeouts

I don’t think one should require much convincing that the Houston Astros are taking a worthwhile shot in signing Colby Rasmus. Most simply, it’s a one-year contract for a 28-year-old, and it’s worth just $8 million. Rasmus has had a volatile career — last year he finished with a .287 OBP — but he was […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros sign Colby Rasmus to reported 1-year, $8 million deal

One day after trading center fielder Dexter Fowler to the Cubs, the Astros signed a possible free agent replacement. Houston agreed to terms Tuesday afternoon with outfielder Colby Rasmus, signing him to a one-year contract. Colby Rasmus’ deal is one year at $8 million, source says. No club or player options included. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 20, 2015 The 28-year...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros, free-agent OF Rasmus agree to one-year contract

HOUSTON -- Outfielder Colby Rasmus has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros. The deal was announced Tuesday, a day after Houston dealt last year's starting center fielder, Dexter Fowler, to the Chicago Cubs. The 28-year-old Rasmus started 80 games in center field for the Toronto Blue Jays last season and has played both right and left field in his six-year big league...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles sniffing around Colby Rasmus, Andre Ethier

The Baltimore Orioles need an outfielder to replace the departed Nick Markakis, and they’ve been inquiring about two intriguing players – free agent Colby Rasmus and current Dodger Andre Ethier. MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports that Rasmus is the far more likely option, largely because of Ethier’s ridiculous contract with Los Angeles. Manager Buck Showalter met with Rasmus...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter, Orioles To Meet With Colby Rasmus

Interest between free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus and the Baltimore Orioles appear to be heating up  as Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the O’s skipper Buck Showalter will meet with Rasmus on Saturday. According to Connolly, this isn’t for Showalter to impress Rasmus but for Rasmus to convince Showalter and the Orioles to take a chance on signing him. Rasmus...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

An Attempted Defense of Colby Rasmus’ Defense

Is there a more infuriating player in the game than Colby Rasmus? Rasmus put up a 4-win age-23 season with St. Louis in 2010 and looked like a future star thanks to power, on-base skills (combining for a 130 wRC+) and adequate center field defense. By the end of 2011, though, he was a Blue Jay — […]
Via Fangraphs
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s talk about Colby Rasmus

For some inexplicable reason, I’ve always been a Colby Rasmus fan. Actually, I can explain it – Tony La Russa hates Colby Rasmus, so I must love him. Traded for pennies on the dollar to Toronto, Rasmus (the former #3 prospect in baseball) has had a very up-and-down career so far. He’s now a free agent, and one the Cubs will no doubt look into. Offense Rasmus has put up some...
Via Obstructed View
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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