No Cards win without Jays trade

Steve Simmons, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:07 AM ET

From the department of life ain’t fair: Colby Rasmus will get two-thirds of a World Series financial share and a championship ring, even though he no longer plays for the St. Louis Cardinals. In fact, you can argue rather vehemently, that the trade that sent Rasmus to the Blue Jays — a deal most people in baseball termed a steal — actually ended up as one of the major reasons why the Cards won the World Series. The Cards depth of bullpen — with Octavio Dotel, Marc Rzepczynski and Edwin Jackson — kept them in the Series, leading to Game 7. If you go back a few years, the team with the deepest, strongest bullpen has won the Series more often than not. Rasmus may well be a future star, and certainly a full-time starter with the Jays, but if

St. Louis doesn’t make the deal, no way they wind up as World Series champions.


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