The silence of a quiet week unusual maturity was finally broken by an apparent three-way deal involving the Toronto Blue Jays, Cardinals and Chicago White Sox. If the parts are accurate, this is how it shakes a fantastic view.
Colby Rasmus - The gardener of 24 years, not only in Toronto and one of the five park home run in the majors this season, also gets to escape conflicts bench at random and persistent Cards manager Tony La Russa .
(Broken down, the park factor for left-handed hitters at the Rogers Centre in Toronto is 116, compared to 84 at Busch Stadium. 100 is average)
Rasmus is hitting only .246 to 30 points down in the middle of last season - with 11 home runs and 40 RBI, 94 games. His relationship with the Russian rock, which seemed to be felt on its performance. In Toronto, it could be part of an exciting and sporty, less than 25 outfield players with Travis Snider and Eric Thames.
Edwin Jackson - The Cardinals have improved their pitching staff by obtaining the OFT trading on the White Sox right-hander. Jackson has compiled a record of 7-7 with a 3.92 ERA and 1.42 whip, but he was sacrificed to the rental of a Sox rotation of six players.
Although Jackson may have occasional control problems, it fits the mold of many experienced pitchers have had success in Cardinals pitchers Dave Duncan. The passage of the American League National League should help improve its core, and the total strikeout. In addition, he will go back to being a five-man rotation.
Octavio Dotel - to relinquish their center fielder for 24 years, the Cardinals also received a pair of Blue Jays bullpen, veteran right-hander Marc Rzepczynski Dotel and Lefty. Although rookie Fernando Salas has become 19 of 22 save opportunities, Dotel 37 years of experience and are always close to a batter per inning. NL-only owners in search of savings should take a chance on Dotel get some opportunities down the stretch.
Jon Jay. When you went Rasmus, the Cardinals apparently feels Jay is able to handle full-time in the middle of the field. Jay is hitting .312 and 26 RBI in seven houses 260-bats - with the OPS is 0.801, almost 50 percentage points higher than Rasmus. "