We here at TCB won't take full credit for today's great Colby Rasmus whirlwind.
We'll just take a small piece.
After we posted a social media conversation between one of our new writers, TRosser92, and someone who saw Colby Rasmus at a hotel across from Minute Maid Park, things got set in motion.
National writers picked up the rumor and fleshed it out. Local guys reported that Rasmus was in town to take a physical. The Chronicle confirmed those reports.
Now, Jon Heyman is reporting the deal is done, that the Astros and Rasmus have agreed to a one-year deal.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 20, 2015
hear theresagreement with astrosand rasmus. expectedto be for 1 year once finalized. @MarkBermanFox26 reported physical.
Jon Morosi with the financial terms of the deal.
Colby Rasmus' deal with the #Astros will be worth $8 million, source says.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 20, 2015
Astros officially announce the transaction.
The Houston Astros have signed free agent OF Colby Rasmus to a one-year contract through the 2015 season.— Houston Astros (@astros) January 20, 2015
We wrote Monday that the Astros could have about $8 million left in the budget for 2015, so that seems to be a good range. It gives Houston about $4 to $5 million with which to sign Vogelsong and complete this roster (barring a late trade from the catching depth).
Also, don't expect any official announcement by the club any time soon. If the Astros are indeed negotiating
What do you think? Will Rasmus help the Astros in 2015? Where will he play? What moves are left for this team?