If you haven’t read John Lott’s piece on Colby Rasmus, you should. In it, #28 explains how he was told that his playing time would be reduced, and other youngsters would be seeing more playing time in September.
With Rasmus entering free agency, two questions have to be answered:
- Will Rasmus be back in 2015?
- If this was management’s plan the whole time, why wasn’t he dealt at the trade deadline?
First, Colby probably will not be back as a Jay next year. Anthony Gose and Kevin Pillar are ready for their chance to start in Toronto. So Rasmus has not just one, but two replacements in the wings.
Second, I don’t think this was management’s plan. I think in the summer, the plan was to keep Colby. He was their guy. It just hasn’t worked out, and management has options that they’d rather see instead of Rasmus.
If I’m wrong, I’ll print this article and eat it. If you want a #28 Rasmus jersey, wait a couple months; they’ll be on clearance at the Jays shop.