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Post archive for ‘Colby Rasmus’

Will a Devalued Taveras Follow Rasmus’ Path Out of Town?

Is Oscar Taveras heading for a Colby Rasmus-like scenario in which he is devalued before being traded away?

Later evaluation of Rasmus trade still holds promise

The 2011 Colby Rasmus trade was a shocker to many, but the St. Louis Cardinals may benefit further in the future from the deal.

The Cardinal Nation Blog 2011 top story #8: The Rasmus trade or the title trade?

How important was the Colby Rasmus trade in helping the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals become World Champions?

Colby Rasmus trade: What he and others are saying

The St. Louis Cardinals dealt centerfielder Colby Rasmus to the Toronto Blue Jays in an eight-player deal on Wednesday.

La Russa: Rasmus still not listening to coaches

In a Tuesday afternoon video, the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals expresses continued concern over his centerfielder Colby Rasmus.

Silent Colby Rasmus?

Like a St. Louis Cardinals outfield predecessor from 30 years ago, Colby Rasmus has chosen not to speak with the media.

Tony Rasmus is not acting alone

The father of St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus is not the player’s only outside source of hitting instruction.

Keith Hernandez and his overbearing father/hitting coach

An earlier St. Louis Cardinals hitting star relied on his father for regular hitting instruction, like Colby Rasmus is today.

Tony La Russa on Colby Rasmus’ outside help

The manager of the St. Louis Cardinals discusses challenges facing his struggling centerfielder Colby Rasmus as well as where he sees the responsibility resides

Blogger blogging about Rasmus reader comments at another blog

Background for those arriving here looking for comments by Tony Rasmus about his son, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus.

Dual six-RBI night elicits memories of “The Sandberg Game”

Colby Rasmus and Aubrey Huff both had six RBI on Thursday night. It was only the third time in history a St. Louis Cardinal and opponent did it in the same game.

Colby Rasmus’ transformation continues

The St. Louis Cardinals’ centerfielder has a higher average, is drawing more walks, striking out less and scoring more often, but his power is down.

John Hart and Harold Reynolds answer Cardinals questions

MLB Network analysts John Hart and Harold Reynolds answer St. Louis Cardinals questions in support of their 30 Clubs in 30 Days Cardinals segment.

The Cardinal Nation Blog top stories of 2010 #17: Not trading Colby Rasmus

The St. Louis Cardinals’ second-year outfielder went through some bumps and bruises on and off the field.

A very different Colby Rasmus coming in 2011?

The St. Louis Cardinals are reportedly remaking Colby Rasmus into a 175-pound opposite-field slash-and-run hitter.

Rasmus for Uggla? Really?

According to a media report, the Florida Marlins expected Colby Rasmus from the St. Louis Cardinals in return for Dan Uggla.

A happy home for Rasmus?

It is big news when Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus buys a new house – simply because it is in St. Louis!

New Rasmania over for-sale signs unwarranted

Word that St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus is selling his St. Louis-area home fans trade speculation flames for some.

Rumor: Sox offering a joyless Ludwick for Rasmus?

Word is that the White Sox are targeting St. Louis Cardinals centerfielder Colby Rasmus in trade, with Chicago offering a player with a very familiar profile and red flags attached.

Will the Cardinals’ young outfielder play every day?

Another talented outfielder from the past was traded away by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Rasmus and the Cardinals: Managing the Market?

Wondering from where and why the recent trade rumors about St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus originated.

Team Tony vs. Team Colby – What about Team Cardinals?

Fans are taking sides in support of the St. Louis Cardinals manager or his centerfielder, but what about the team?

Rasmus’ unusual run-scoring day

On Thursday, St. Louis’ Colby Rasmus did something only four other Cardinals in team history had accomplished in a single game.

Reviewing the predictions: TCN Blog’s top five Cardinals stories of 2009

A look back at the top projected stories across the Cardinal Nation in 2009 from one year ago.

The Cardinal Nation Blog top stories of 2009 #16: Change in centerfield

The 2009 St. Louis Cardinals’ centerfield featured a transition from the veteran to the kid along with some interesting twists.

Rasmus ties for eighth in NL Rookie of the Year vote

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus made an appearance in the 2009 National League Rookie of the Year voting.

Rasmus youngest to share Cardinals walk-off record

22-year-old Colby Rasmus already has two walk-off home runs this season, tying the franchise record

July is Colby Rasmus time

With three home runs in five July games and ten on the season, Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus is joining some elite company.

The Cardinals organization roster matrix: Short-season update

The St. Louis Cardinals system rosters are refreshed to reflect the three US-based short-season clubs: Batavia, Johnson City and the Gulf Coast League Cardinals.

Rasmus among youngest Cards with four hits in a game

With four hits on Friday, Colby Rasmus is only the 15th youngest Cardinal since 1954 to accomplish the feat.

The Cardinals organization roster matrix: VSL version

The St. Louis Cardinals system rosters are refreshed to reflect the start of the regular season of the Venezuelan Summer League.

Cardinals youth movement ahead of 2008 pace

The 2009 St. Louis Cardinals have used ten rookies, including five MLB first-timers already this season

Quad Cities alters tandem rotation

The Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest League have dropped from five tandem pairings to four

Cardinals Washington Whispers: 04/30/09

What’s being discussed in Washington as the St. Louis Cardinals prepared to play the Nationals in a four-game series.

Rotating the Cardinals outfielders

The St. Louis Cardinals are currently deploying four regular outfielders. Why is that surprising to some?

The Cardinals organization roster matrix: regular season

A complete listing of all 282 players currently known to be under contract in the St. Louis Cardinals organization from top to bottom by level and position.

Trio officially added to Cards opening day roster

The St. Louis Cardinals have purchased the contracts of David Freese, Colby Rasmus and Joe Thurston.

Cardinals youth movement continues through NRIs

Colby Rasmus and David Freese will be the most St. Louis Cardinals non-roster players to make their MLB debut to open a season since 1998 and tie for tops in the La Russa era.

Cardinals minor matters – April 1

Reactions to what others are saying about the St. Louis Cardinals.

Cardinals pitcher hitting ninth – a good thing?

Tony La Russa has made a change to the bottom of the St. Louis Cardinals lineup again, though it is not cut and dried.

Ludwick backs off 50-homer talk and other Cardinals strugglers

Lifters Ryan Ludwick and Colby Rasmus are not the only St. Louis Cardinals players looking to improve.

Rasmus still has time, but needs Skip’s help

Skip Schumaker’s tentative move to second base has everything to do with outfielder Colby Rasmus making the St. Louis Cardinals.

Rasmus microfocus feels excessive

Every move St. Louis Cardinals top prospect Colby Rasmus makes this spring is being analyzed and over analyzed.

Cardinals first-year players and rookies – 2009 forecast

Considering which St. Louis Cardinals minor league players may debut in 2009 and the subset that may stay up long enough to exhaust their rookie qualification.

Cardinals minor matters – February 5

Amaury Marti struggling in Mexico, Larry Bigbie’s 15 minutes of fame, Skip Schumaker at second base and Tyler Johnson heads west.

The changing face of Cardinals NRIs – Part one

The quantity and makeup of the St. Louis Cardinals non-roster invitee list is evolving, giving prospects like Colby Rasmus, Brett Wallace and David Freese a better chance to make the major league club out of spring training.

Cardinals minor matters – January 22

Continuing a semi-regular series of quick hits on and links to recent St. Louis Cardinals baseball news on the ‘net.

Is there a business reason to play Colby?

Does having a Rookie of the Year translate to more fans in the stands? Would the St. Louis Cardinals consider trying it with top prospect Colby Rasmus?

Could Mather at third help unlock Colby in the outfield?

The extent of Joe Mather’s versatility might help determine the timing of Colby Rasmus’ MLB debut with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Projected Top Five St. Louis Cardinals Stories of 2009

The final article in Brian Walton’s series looking back at the biggest stories across the St. Louis Cardinal Nation during 2008 and now, looking ahead to 2009.

Top 20 Cardinals Stories of 2008: #11-15

Brian Walton’s look back at the biggest stories across the St. Louis Cardinal Nation during 2008 continues with those ranked 11 through 15.

Tony La Russa Still Loves Colby Rasmus

Brian Walton looks in on the relationship between St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and top prospect Colby Rasmus.

Links to Cardinals “Best of” Lists

Lists of some of the top current St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers and past major leaguers. (Remember to click on the title to see the entire post.)