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October 30, 2010

Kenny Williams would trade Carlos Quentin+ for Colby Rasmus [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ October 30, 2010 3:10 am
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Cowley @ CST:

According to a major-league scout [Kenny] Williams has targeted talented but headline-making Colby Rasmus of the St.Louis Cardinals and is willing to part with a package that includes outfielder Carlos Quentin.

”It was obvious that [the Cardinals] were paying extra attention to Quentin at the end of the season, so this might have been something that was already talked about,” the scout said.

Yeah, I would too but St. Louis has to agree and I don’t think they will. Just because the White Sox gave away Nick Swisher for a bucket of balls a substandard return, doesn’t mean the Cardinals will do the same.

UPDATE: A second look at Rasmus’ stats raises some red flags: a 32% K%, and a .354 BABIP (and a -9 UZR/150) in 2010. Jeffrey Gross at THT calculates Rasmus’ xBABIP at .315 so there is a 39 point difference between Rasmus BABIP and xBABIP. In fact, Rasmus had the 7th higher BABIP-xBABIP in MLB.

The K% and the high BABIP don’t look good.


  1. Name the damn MLB scout Cowley. If you can[‘t] then the story is fabricated.

    Comment by Ardmore — October 30, 2010 @ October 30, 2010 10:49 am | Reply

  2. As a rule, you don’t see scouts’ names in the paper especially regarding personnel decisions. But you’re right – Joe Cowley and fabrication always go together well.

    Just another example of one of Chicago’s own Three Stooges – Joe Cowley, Phil Rogers, and Dave Van Dyke – at work.

    Comment by Buford — October 30, 2010 @ October 30, 2010 2:32 pm | Reply

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