Troy Cate has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Memphis.
In a chat over at Baseball Prospectus, this question came up today:
Mike (NY): Do you think Colby Rasmus will be an allstar and do you think Gomez, Martinez, and Tabata are all hype and will not meet expectations.
<!–David Laurila: Ah yes, Colby Rasmus. One of the guys I wanted to interview this year but his team (apparently) didn\’t have a media relations person with access to email.
I mean, sure, he has start written all over him. Having never seen him play, I can only go by what I hear, but everyone seems to be on board.
As for the other guys, I really couldn\’t guess. There\’s a tendency to overhype young toolsy guys before they\’ve really done anything, and likewise to bury them when they don\’t produce big right away (Jason Place is another). But patience is a virtue, and time will tell. Are those cliches?
Bernie has another take on the Brendan Ryan situation and Cardinals swinging on 3-0.
There’s a rumor that LaRussa might be heading to Seattle? Anyone want to go in on a Starbucks Gift Card?
I hate that the Cardinals wasted an outstanding effort by Adam Wainwright. The most enjoyable part of the season has been watching him mature as a starter.
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