ESPN is reporting Rasmus has not taken a shining to St. Louis, and earlier asked to be traded. Just curious if anyone saw this as an interesting solution for two guys who could maybe use a change of scenery. St. Louis may prefer to trade for pitching, but is this a pretty even trade?
Upton has more star potential, plays gold glove defense, and is one of the best base stealers in the game. Rasmus is only in his second season, has plenty of power potential and plays above average defense, and is cheap.
Even a Rasmus for Shields trade would be pretty decent and could give the Rays a Joyce-Upton/Jennings-Rasmus OF, with Zobrist splitting time between 2B and OF.
Best part is, Rasmus is still a year away from arbitration, and the Rays could still add a slugging DH.
Anderson(1B? or could be Pena if he resigns, and if so would bat higher in the lineup)
Should Rasmus be a trade target in the offseason?