All this talk about Gose and Rasmus, reminds me of the exact debates about Escobar and Hech. Esc. , bad year will bounce back, Hech will start in AAA. as would Gose. Basically what AA said a month ago.
Then he goes and trades both of them for an allstar SS. No more debates. AA has ants in his pants and will still make some moves, maybe at the winter meetings. Who's to say he doesn't do what he did at SS.
This team is not finished yet, so I will have patience and see what he comes up with next.
The similarities between Rasmus' situation and Travis Snider's are very interesting...big time prospect, came up early, showed some promise, then lost it and got on the bad side of their managers....They're both really one more trade away from getting the "journeyman" label or worse..."underperformer".
Rasmus has a lot of pressure on him right now to show some consistency and I think he could have a great year as a result.
If not, I'd rather wait until the trade deadline to give up on him.
I like Rasmus and really want him to succeed. Not too many CF's who play solid d and put up 20 HR power. Sure his average and OBP suck but look at what BJ Upton will sign for and then think is Rasmus really that bad at half the salary?
Yes there is a good chance Ramsus is traded, but i'd only do it if we found a way to upgrade at CF.
Id move Rasmus if it means a starter comming our way. Id be comfortable starting Gose.
Maybe Rasmus + Arencibia for Oganda?
Id even start the season with Rajai/Bonafacio in CF and call up Gose and D'arnaud in May/June so we set his arbitration clock back.
I dont mind going into opening day with: