Rasmus Glad He is a Blue Jay Not a Cardinal

By on February 24, 2012

Eddie Michels photo

DUNEDIN, Fla.—Center fielder Colby Rasmus is glad he is a Blue Jay after the way he was treated by manager Tony

Eddie Michels photo

LaRussa as a Cardinal.

“I never felt good in St. Louis,” said Rasmus, “I was always so much younger than everybody else and I never really felt like I was, I don’t know, I guess you can say, part of the team.  I never got comfortable and Tony wanted it that way.  He always said he didn’t want me to get comfortable he wanted me to always stay working hard and doing this and that.  I think that was one thing that hurt my game a little bit, I felt it would be good for me to get comfortable.  Now I know I am going to be here, be part of the team.  Now I know I am going to be here till the end instead of worrying about being sent down.  Just going out there, playing the game and having  some fun.”

As far as watching the Cardinals victory in last year’s World Series Rasmus said, “I didn’t watch it but I was rooting for them.  I’ve got a lot of friends on the team, guys I love and respect; I have no hard feelings toward anybody.  I just didn’t watch it I was doing something else.”

Rasmus, a Cards first round pick in 2005 played 94 games for the Cards in 2011 hitting .246 with 11 homers and 40 RBI was ask about getting a ring from the team.

“That’s what I hear I don’t know, I will believe it when I see it.”

Eddie Michels photo

Eddie Michels photo

Rasmus did refer to the media in St. Louis stating that, “They will take you for everything they can.”  The statement, you as readers can take with your own grain of salt.

Toronto manager John Farrell is glad to have this “Good Old Boy” from Alabama on his team.

“He was eager to get here,” said Farrell, “Eager to get started and is in a great frame of mind.  I know one thing a comfortable Colby Rasmus and a productive one is sure going to make us a hell of a lot better team.”

Rasmus was traded to Toronto on July 27 2011 and hit just .173 with three homers and 13 RBI over 35-games.

Toronto’s first full squad workout is Saturday with all players expected to be there according to Farrell.

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