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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... Centre Field Opening

Colby Rasmus
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:

  1. Will Rasmus be back in 2015?
  2. 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.

shaunmacdonald79

shaunmacdonald79

My grandmother introduced me to rooting for the Blue Jays in the mid-80s. Love reading and writing about baseball and the Jays. All-time favourite Jays: Pat Borders and Jimmy Key

  • Erik

    September 3, 2014 #1 Author

    In my opinion he’s gone Kelly Johnson on us. Home run or bust… and he hasn’t hit many lately.

  • Erik

    September 3, 2014 #2 Author

    116 strikeouts in 362 plate appearances… yeah, you’re benched.

  • Tosh McIntosh

    Tosh McIntosh

    September 10, 2014 #3 Author

    Gose will never be the Jays’ starting centrefielder, nor any other starting outfielder. Jays management already knows this. IF (and that isn’t guaranteed) he stays with the team he will at best be a 4th OF, pinch runner, late inning defensive replacement but even that is questionable if they have three decent Ofs as all he has is speed…bad routes and late jumps. gthe Jays tried to move Gose before the trade deadline as part of a package but no-one wanted him.
    Pillar has a shot if he can prove he can hit in ‘The Show’. What I DO NOT understand is that for their slim but still alive playoff race needs now and for the permanent CF spot audition, why Pompey isn’t getting a shot.
    The competition should be hot and heavy between Pillar and Pompey…Gose shouldn’t even be in there!

STANDINGS/RESULTS

 Team W L % GB STRK
BOS 93 69 .574 - 5-5
NYY 91 71 .562 2.0 6-4
TAM 80 82 .494 13.0 6-4
TOR 76 86 .469 17.0 5-5
BAL 75 87 .463 18.0 2-8
This game was played on 2017-10-01.
 Home Away Game Record
1 2 162 76-86
FINAL - Streak: 1 wins
W: Barnes, L: German, SV: Osuna
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