Phillies make solid buy low acquisition with Brad Lincoln

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Phillies did something that blew my mind: they acquired a player that may improve their team a good bit in 2014, and gave up next to nothing to get him. Ruben Amaro's club acquired reliever Brad Lincoln from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for backup catcher Erik Kratz and Rob Rasmussen, who didn't throw a pitcher as a member of the Phillies...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

More Mediocrity for the Phils in this Yawner of an Off-Season

Does this guy have a place in Philly now? Photo by Richard Wilkins Jr. In case you missed it in the glow of the Sixers double-OT, MCW triple-double performance of a win, the Phillies were active last night. The game changer moves? The Phillies sent Erik Kratz and Rob Rasmussen...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Phils trade C Kratz to Blue Jays for RHP Lincoln

The Philadelphia Phillies traded catcher Erik Kratz and left-hander Rob Rasmussen to the Toronto Blue Jays for righty Brad Lincoln on Tuesday night. Lincoln will compete for a spot in Philadelphia's bullpen. He was 1-2 with a 3.98 ERA in 22 games for Toronto in 2013. He had 25 strikeouts in 31 2-3 innings and pitched more than one inning in 13 of his 22 relief appearances. The...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Acquire RH Lincoln from Toronto for Kratz

Amid the flurry of moves throughout the major leagues today, the Phillies got involved by acquiring Brad Lincoln from the Toronto Blue Jays for Erik Kratz and lefty Rob Rasmussen. Lincoln, 28, had a 3.98 ERA in 22 appearances with the Jays last season. He doesn’t strike many guys out, averaging 7.1-per-nine in 2013, and struggled after being dealt to Toronto from Pittsburgh in...
Via Phillies Nation
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Acquire RHP Brad Lincoln From Toronto

In a trade that sends catcher Erik Kratz and Rob Rasmussen to Toronto, the Phillies have acquired pitcher Brad Lincoln. Lincoln has spent most of his career in Pittsburgh but was traded to Toronto in 2012. He split time between Toronto and Triple-A Buffalo last season putting up great numbers...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Acquire Brad Lincoln

Ken Rosenthal reports via Twitter that the Phillies have acquired RHP Brad Lincoln in exchange for C Erik Kratz and RHP Rob Rasmussen. #Phillies announce acquisition of RHP Brad Lincoln from #Blue Jays for C Eri Kratz and LHP Rob Rasmussen. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 4, 2013
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Add Four To 40-Man Roster

Catcher Tommy Joseph,  outfielders Aaron Altherr and Kelly Dugan, and lefty Rob Rasmussen were added to the Phillies 40-man roster today, bringing the Phillies active roster to 39. Joseph, 22, is playing Dominican Winter ball after missing a majority of the 2013 season with concussion-related issues. Joseph was the headlining piece of the trade that sent Hunter Pence to San Francisco...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies add 4 prospects to 40-man roster

The Phillies protected four prospects from possible selection in next month's Rule 5 draft by adding them to the 40-man roster Wednesday. Outfielders Aaron Altherr and Kelly Dugan, catcher Tommy Joseph and lefthander Rob Rasmussen made the cut. Altherr, 22, and Dugan are both high-ceiling outfielders who started 2013 at single-A Clearwater. Dugan, 23, finished at double-A Reading...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Add Players to 40 Man Roster

Midnight tonight is the deadline for players to be added to the 40 man roster to protect them from being selected in next month's Rule 5 Draft. The Phillies chose to add recent acquisitions to the farm system, catcher Tommy Joseph (Hunter Pence trade) and pitcher Rob Rasmussen (Michael Young...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies trade infielder Michael Young to the Los Angeles Dodgers

Michael Young smokes an RBI Triple during the 5th at the Bank on May 17 against the Reds. After many months of speculation about when Michael Young will be traded and who he will be traded too, it finally happened late last night. Michael Young is officially a Los Angeles Dodger. Not a New York Yankee, not a Boston Red Sox, or not a Texas Ranger. This trade surprised a lot of people...
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies get LHP Rob Rasmussen from Dodgers for Michael Young

In the last minute trade for the talents of Michael Young, the Phillies recieved the now thrice traded LHP Rob Rasmussen. Rasnussen was amongst a dominant 2010 UCLA rotation that featured Garret Cole and Trevor Bauer. He would be drafted in the second round of the 2010 draft by Miami....
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers get Michael Young in trade with Phillies

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired infielder Michael Young from Philadelphia, picking up a playoff veteran for their potential postseason run. In exchange, the NL West leaders sent minor league pitcher Rob Rasmussen to the Phillies on Saturday night. Young batted .276 with eight home runs and 42 RBIs in 126 games with the Phillies this season, including seven hits in his last...
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Making Moves: Sulbaran dealt, Baker outrighted, Onelki promoted, two released, two signed

The Dodgers completed the Drew Butera trade, sending 19-year-old southpaw Miguel Sulbaran to Minnesota. Chad gave info on Sulbaran and thoughts on the trade here. Personally, I think it’s a complete win for the Twins and another terrible Ned Colletti trade. —– John Baker was outrighted from the 40-man roster, which opens up a spot, so the current count sits at 39. The Dodgers...
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm: Week Of May 13 – Puig, Rasmussen, Mount, Gould, Taylor

A couple of good prospects performed well this week in the Dodgers’ farm system. But the teams aren’t performing that well — especially the Great Lakes Loons. The squad can’t hit, leading to a system-low 14 wins. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (3-3) Player Of The Week Rusty Ryal – 1B .421/.450/.474/.924, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K Kind of a slow week for Albuquerque...
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Rob Rasmussen establishes himself as legitimate pitching prospect

John Ely burst onto the scene with the Dodgers in 2010. The team had acquired him and Jon Link from the White Sox for Juan Pierre. Elymania spawned and lasted for longer than anyone could have expected. But it ended seemingly as quickly as it began. Fast forward nearly three years. Ely was coming off of a masterful performance in the Pacific Coast League in 2012. He...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm: Week Of April 22 & 29 – Van Slyke, Pederson, Rasmussen, Sweeney, Seager

There were some eye-popping performances in the Dodgers minor-league system the last couple weeks. I got to see three of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes games in person, which was awesome. There are some guys below folks should keep eyes on this season. They could establish themselves as legitimate prospects with solid performances in 2013. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (4-2 and...
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Prospect Rankings: Pre-Season 2013

Happy Easter! My Dodgers prospects pre-season rankings for 2013 are here, but it’s a bit of a short and sweet version. I was planning on re-starting Prospect Profiles again this year, but unfortunately, I got busy and ran out of time. :-( However, since I still have the information I’ve gathered through watching the games and what not, I think what I’ll do is just release scouting...
March 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Making Moves: Ely Dealt For Rasmussen, Van Slyke Outrighted, McPherson Signed

The Dodgers have dealt John Ely to the Astros in exchange for minor-league lefty Rob Rasmussen. Rasmussen, a SoCal native and UCLA graduate, was selected by the Dodgers in the 27th round of the 2007 draft but declined to sign and instead became a Bruin. He was drafted by the Marlins in the 2nd round of the 2010 draft and acquired by Houston in 2012 as part of the Carlos Lee deal...
December 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers Trade John Ely

The Los Angeles Dodgers traded John Ely to the Houston Astros for former Pasadena Poly High School and UCLA star Rob Rasmussen. As a native of Arcadia, left-handed pitcher Rasmussen, 23, was drafted by the Dodgers in the 27th round of the 2007 amateur draft, but he chose to go to UCLA instead. In 2010, the Florida Marlins selected him in the 2nd round of the 2010 draft. He was then...
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December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers send John Ely to Astros for Rob Rasmussen, and it's a good deal

Not the trade some were expecting, but a trade nonetheless. The Dodgers sent John Ely, the perpetrator of "Elymania" a few years ago to Houston for left-handed pitcher Rob Rasmussen. With the Dodgers signing Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu, while also shopping starters Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang, Ely was about 15th on the starting pitcher depth chart. It's...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers deal John Ely for minor leaguer

The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded right-handed pitcher John Ely to the Houston Astros in exchange for minor league left-hander Rob Rasmussen. Rasmussen, 23, is a native of Arcadia and played collegiately at UCLA after starring at Polytechnic High School in Pasadena. In 2007, the Dodgers selected him in the 27th round of the amateur draft, but he decided to attend UCLA instead...
Via Fox Sports West
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston gets pitcher John Ely from Dodgers

The Astros have traded minor league left-hander Rob Rasmussen to the Los Angeles for right-hander John Ely. The 26-year-old Ely spent most of last season with Triple-A Albuquerque, where he went 14-7 with a 3.20 ERA in 27 starts. He is 4-13 with a 5.70 ERA in 19 big league starts and six relief appearances with the Dodgers during the last three seasons. Rasmussen was a combined...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers Trade Ely for Rasmussen

The Dodgers have announced that they've traded RHP John Ely to the Astros for LHP Rob Rasmussen.
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Carlos Lee trade

My comrade Anthony Carrioulo brought you the news that Carlos Lee was traded from the Houston Astros to the Miami Marlins. Since the calendar has switched to July, we can officially call this deal a part of the deadline period. Here at we will bring you as much analysis as possible of all of the deadline deals. In terms of what the Marlins gave up to...
July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros trade Carlos Lee to the Marlins

The Miami Marlins have acquired first baseman Carlos Lee in exchange of third baseman Matt Dominguez and pitcher Rob Rasmussen according to sources close to Buster Olney of ESPN. Over the weekend, there were rumors that Lee could end up with the Dodgers, but the trade fell through. The 36-year old Lee is hitting .286/.336/.412 with 5 HR's and a 103 OPS+ in 274 plate appearances...
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July 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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