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Postby Urban Cohorts » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:48 pm

Is there any redeeming quality this guy has for 2012 or beyond?

He completely tanked once moving to Toronto. I'm just curious on what people's opinions are, because I have a hard time finding anything positive about the guy..
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Re: Colby Rasmus

Postby Saltydog » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:06 pm

He's only 25.

He's finally gotten away from LaRussa, who isn't exactly known for being patient with the development of young hitters.

For all of the accolades LaRussa has, aside from Pujols, what young player has thrived to the point of being an impact player?

He'll be fine. He has too much raw talent to fade away so quickly. I don't see him being the MLB version of Jeff George.
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Re: Colby Rasmus

Postby MashinSpuds » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:10 am

Man, I thought he was going to do more in Toronto for sure. This is the year that the excuses are finished, so hopefully he can show a little something. I would agree that one can't count him out yet, just like some of us unfortunately did for Alex Gordon early last year. If Rasmus falls far enough I think he's worthy of watching on the bench. Might get lucky.
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Re: Colby Rasmus

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:17 am

Saltydog wrote:He's only 25.

He's finally gotten away from LaRussa, who isn't exactly known for being patient with the development of young hitters.

For all of the accolades LaRussa has, aside from Pujols, what young player has thrived to the point of being an impact player?
I don't think Tony was the problem with Colby. I think Colby and Colby's dad are the problems with Colby.
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Re: Colby Rasmus

Postby kab21 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:31 am

bigh0rt wrote: don't think Tony was the problem with Colby. I think Colby and Colby's dad are the problems with Colby.


He really doesn't do a lot for me in fantasy tbh. He's young but he needed a .354 BAPIP to hit .276 with 25 HR's and 12 SB's in his good season. I think he's a .250 hitter with <30 HR's and <20 SB's. If he did 30/20 I would be happy but I think those numbers will be lower.
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Re: Colby Rasmus

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:36 am

Million dollar talent and a 10 cent head.
He can still be OK in deeper leagues and has some serious upside if he ever puts it together. If he hits 20+ HR, with 10+ SB he'll find his way on to a lot of teams even hitting .260.
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Re: Colby Rasmus

Postby silverZ » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:41 am

From the little I've seen of Colby last half season he is a complete air head with very little passion or drive to live up to his potential. He reminds me of Alex Rios. With that said I'm hopeful that a change of scenery and a fresh start will give him some motivation. He's also getting close to his free agent years which might help his apparent lack of motivation.
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