It's a shame that the Blue Jays have been totally ridiculous with the contracts they've passed out in recent seasons, otherwise they might make a good trade partner as the Cardinals try to grant Colby Rasmus' wish to get traded out of town.
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In Toronto, Gold Glove centerfielder Vernon Wells would fill the Redbirds' need for an RBI bat. I'd take Wells and former Atlanta shortstop Yunel Escobar in exchange for Rasmus -- if not for the fact that the Blue Jays owe wells about $86 million over the next four seasons!!! Unless the Jays are willing to pick up about $66 million of that amount, which would probably qualify their GM for the insane asylum of his choice under the Canadian healthcare system, I don't see any way it could happen.
Escobar is a career .291 hitter who has batted mostly in the second spot in the order over the course of his career. But he's a .307 hitter from the leadoff position, the second most common spot in the order where he hits.
SS Escobar (R) .291/11/66
RF Jay (L) .327/8/55
1B Pujols (R) .331/42/128
LF Holliday (R) .316/29/112
CF Wells (R) .279/26/94
3B Freese (R) .299/9/80
C Molina (L) .267/8/64
2B Ryan (R) .260/4/36
While I can't see Wells being included in a Rasmus deal, I still wouldn't mind seeing some sort of trade for Escobar worked out.