Pivotal year for Jays' Colby Rasmus

Blue Jays centre fielder Colby Rasmus adjusts his sunglasses during the game against the Red Sox...

Blue Jays centre fielder Colby Rasmus adjusts his sunglasses during the game against the Red Sox yesterday in Dunedin. Rasmus will be a free agent after this season. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:31 PM ET

Colby Rasmus is a lone wolf.

That’s the way he operates, that’s the way he rolls.

As a player Rasmus is extremely low maintenance at the plate or in the field.

At 27 years of age he is now in his sixth year in the big leagues, knows himself, knows what works and knows what doesn’t.

A free agent at the end of the season, Rasmus is heading for riches as centre fielders with his tools don’t come by every day and they certainly don’t come cheap.

Whether he is re-upped by the Jays or heads elsewhere will be determined at a later date.

Right now, Rasmus is concerned only about preparing for the season and building on his 2013 season which was certainly his most consistent.

While he doesn’t require much in the way of maintenance, Rasmus is still somewhat mournful over the departure of hitting coach Chad Mottola who was dispatched at the end of the season.

The two clicked, as simple as that.


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