planet puma wrote:
In the wake of the Rasmus trade, I loathed the fact that we were handing CF over to a guy with a .775 minor league OPS who'd happened to have a hot few weeks in the majors. Oops. I also thought Troy Glaus was gonna make us forget Rolen ever existed.
While Jay's outperformed most people's expectations, it still sticks in my craw that the only remaining player we have from the Toronto deal is the severely underperforming Rzepczynski, while Rasmus is playing like an all world CF in Toronto.
Yeah, I understand, but I rationalize it with the WS championship that I don't think we would've won without making that trade.
Yeah, it's pretty hard to make a trade to benefit the team in the short-term, without giving up something in the long-term. Multiple teams do it every year. Fortunately, the Cardinals pulled the right strings. Rasmus' career will come & go, but pennants fly forever.
Edit: Plus, the Cards got a couple of comp. picks out of that trade that could eventually help the team.