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2015 Fantasy Baseball: Colby Rasmus to the Astros

View image | gettyimages.com 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
6 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

Rangers acquire C Corporan from Astros for minor leaguer

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros have traded catcher Carlos Corporan to the Texas Rangers for minor league right-handed pitcher Akeem Bostick. Houston designated Corporan for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the 40-man roster for free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus. The 31-year-old Corporan hit .235 with six homers and 19 RBIs in 55 games for Houston last season. The Astros chose...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros trade Corporan to Rangers for minor leaguer

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have traded catcher Carlos Corporan to the Texas Rangers for minor league right-handed pitcher Akeem Bostick. Houston designated Corporan for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the 40-man roster for free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus. The 31-year-old Corporan hit .235 with six homers and 19 RBIs in 55 games for Houston last season. The Astros chose...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ impressive offseason renovation shows their future is now

The Nationals and Cubs have gotten a lot of attention in recent days for making significant additions. Throughout the offseason, the Dodgers, White Sox, Blue Jays and Padres have also received acclaim — and rightfully so — for their roster overhauls. But what about the Houston Astros? Have the Astros’ offseason moves flown under the radar because not very much is expected...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ impressive offseason renovation shows their future is now

The Nationals and Cubs have gotten a lot of attention in recent days for making significant additions. Throughout the offseason, the Dodgers, White Sox, Blue Jays and Padres have also received acclaim — and rightfully so — for their roster overhauls. But what about the Houston Astros? Have the Astros’ offseason moves flown under the radar because not very much is expected...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

You Can Still Build a Full and Complete Bullpen

Here’s what we know about what’s left on the free agent market: If you wanted a bat, you should have acted months ago. Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval, Michael Cuddyer, Russell Martin and others came off the board pretty quickly. With Nori Aoki in San Francisco and Colby Rasmus in Houston, the best remaining bat might […]
Via Fangraphs
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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Colby Rasmus, Astros Agree To One-Year Deal

The Houston Astros were on the market for a centerfielder for all but a day before singing former Blue Jays centerfielder, Colby Rasmus, to a 1-year deal worth about $8 million, according to Jon Morosi of FOXSports. Rasmus, 28, had a decent year last season with Toronto hitting .225/.287/.448 over 104 games. His home runs were down to 18 after he hit 22 the year before, and he also...
Via Baseball Essential
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 Bloguin Best
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

Outfielder Colby Rasmus agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

HOUSTON (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB News: Astros agree to terms with Colby Rasmus

The Houston Astros have agreed to terms with outfielder Colby Rasmus, on a one-year deal worth more than $4 million, reports Jon Morosi: Colby Rasmus’ deal with #Astros will be worth more than $4 million, source says. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 20, 2015 Rasmus, 28, hit for a .225 AVG with 18 homers and 40 RBI’s in 104 games played for Toronto, last season. He played...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Duquette: The Saga Continues

photo: grantland.com   The most activity these days in Bird land seem to be all speculative. Names such as Colby Rasmus, Nori Aoki, and even Ichiro Suzuki have been tabbed as potential replacements for the birds in right and left field. While the masses wait for some magic to happen, the front office remains and flurry of guessing and hearsay. Another potential reason as to why...
Via DC Sports-Kings
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Still need offense? Your options are limited

As free agency begins to slow and the market dries up, one thing is becoming abundantly clear – teams that didn’t try to fill holes on offense early are pretty much screwed now. Look at the list of the remaining free agent hitters. The only every day players left are Nori Aoki, Colby Rasmus, and if you’re feeling generous, Everth Cabrera. There are plenty of valuable players...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Talks between Orioles and Colby Rasmus ongoing

getty images The Orioles continue to pursue free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus. According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, talks between teh two sides are “gaining steam.” The Orioles are one of a few teams who have been linked to Rasmus who seems certain to land a one-year prove it deal regardless of where he signs. Orioles talks with Colby Rasmus are gaining steam according to source...
Via Tireball.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins searching for fourth outfielder

With free agency coming to a close, there are still a good amount of players left on the open market. While the starting lineup for the Miami Marlins is pretty much set, they could still use help on their bench. The Marlins are currently searching for a player that can fill their fourth outfielder role, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. Frisaro also goes on to write that, even...
Via Baseball Essential
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays join Orioles in pursuit of Rasmus, Red Sox land Boggs

getty images The Tampa Bay Rays have joined their AL East rivals in the Baltimore Orioles as potential landing spots for free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus. After Orioles manager Buck Showalter travled to meet with Rasmus this past weekend the Rays have entered the race to sign him. Coming off a poor 2014 season the 28-year-old is a bit of a risk but comes with high upside. If...
Via Tireball.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Nori Aoki garnering interest from Orioles, Giants

According to Nick Carfado of the Boston Globe, free-agent outfielder Nori Aoki has been garnering interest from a handful of teams, but those teams are only offering him, at the most, two-year deals. Among the teams that are showing interest in the 33-year-old Japanese native are the Baltimore Orioles and the San Francisco Giants, the defending World Series champions. Known for his...
Via Baseball Essential
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Have Discussed Trading for Andre Ethier

The Baltimore Orioles have appeared to be asleep at the wheel this offseason, but to be fair, they appeared that way last offseason as well, before swooping in late to grab Nelson Cruz on a one-year deal. That being said, the remaining free agents aren’t spectacular. The O’s are in on outfielder Colby Rasmus, and have also been linked to Nori Aoki.  The Los Angeles Dodgers have...
Via Baseball Essential
25 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 Bloguin Best
25 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
25 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
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