The Cardinals traded Colby Rasmus today.

The St. Louis Cardinals today took part in a three team trade that sent young center fielder Colby Rasmus out of the NL Central.  The Cardinals ended up getting Edwin Jackson, Marc Rzepczynski, Octavio Dotel, and Corey Patterson in return for Rasmus, Trever Miller, Brian Tallet, and P.J. Walters.

In the short term, the Cardinals upgraded their team, adding two good bullpen options (Rzepczynski from the left side, Dotel from the right side) in exchange for a struggling left hander in Tallet, and an aging left hander in Miller.  They also added Edwin Jackson, who is having a good year on the mound, with a 3.92 ERA in 121.2 innings.

In the long term, the Cardinals trade a very talented center fielder, mostly due to a feud between Rasmus and Ca...

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