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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...
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.
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
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 […]
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
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
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...
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...
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 — […]
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.
Rasmus has put up some...