After a mostly quiet day on Tuesday, trade rumors have really started to heat up on Wednesday and the Toronto Blue Jays made the big splash on Wednesday afternoon as they acquired young outfielder Colby Rasmus from the St. Louis Cardinals.
Though it wasn't technically, it essentially was a three team trade that went down as follows-
Chicage White Sox receive- Jason Frasor, Trever Miller, Zach Stewart
Cardinals obtain- Octavio Dotel, Edwin Jackson, Corey Patterson, Marc Rzepczynski (and three players to be named later or cash from the Blue Jays)
Blue Jays acquire- Colby Rasmus, Brian Tallet, Mark Teahen, P.J. Walters
Rasmus is clearly the center of the trade, as he is just 24-years old and is an established major league centerfielder. He had been batting .246/.332/.420 with the Cardinals, including 11 home runs and 40 RBI. In his three years in the majors Rasmus has batted .259/.334/.444 with 50 home runs 158 RBI. Again at just 24-years old it appears the Blue Jays received a solid cornerstone to build their team around without having to give up much in return other than a bunch of relief pitchers.