An awful ending and a bright beginning?

I’m still shaking my head over the ending to the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves game from last night.

It’s one thing to lose a game, it’s another to lose in 19 innings, it’s another to lose after playing for 7 hours, but to lose on this play has to make even the non fan want to cry.

I equate that loss to running a marathon and then at the half way point a race marshall comes up to you and says April Fools!

Anyway, on to more uplifting news.

As I stated in this previous post I was hoping the Blue Jays would confirm the rumours and go after Colby Rasmus.

Colby Rasmus

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Well AA went ahead and listened to my midnight cries and has let it happen.

A lot was given up for him, but to get a lot you have to give up a lot…right?

Ok fine, let me think of this objectively.

The Jays already weak bullpen got even weaker with the losses of Frasor, Dotel and Rzepczynski. They also gave up on a promising starter in Zach Stewart.

But…

Talent wise, Rasmus has a higher ceiling then any of the players involved in this deal.

The Jays aren’t looking to win now, they are building for a future winner, so the gamble is worth it if Rasmus comes close to any of the lofty expectations.

I hear he comes with some baggage, supposedly his dad is his hitting coach and he wouldn’t take advice from the Cards’ hitting coach.

The Jays have seen this story before with Yunel Escobar and his ‘baggage’ so if he can turn it around so can Mr. Rasmus.

The Jays outfield is looking stellar for the future: Snider, Rasmus, Bautista, add in Thames and Gose in a few years and that is pretty solid.

I might close my eyes the rest of this year when the ball gets turned over to the ‘Pen, but in a few years I think the pain will turn to pure pleasure.

What do you think of the deal?