The Astros Caravan is in full effect. Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus, pitcher Brad Peacock and broadcaster Steve Sparks were in San Antonio to spread the good word of the Astros.
Joining this merry band was MLB.com reporter Brian McTaggert and Houston Chronicle sports columnist Brian T. Smith, Rasmus spoke with both of them.
Rasmus talked about his time with the Astros and his future. He went as far to say that he wanted to finish his career as an Astro.
Colby Rasmus: I'd like to see myself in Houston for the rest of my playing career. #Astros— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) January 19, 2016
"I'd like to see myself in Houston for the rest of my playing days," Rasmus said. pic.twitter.com/7Uq1BRQvU4— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) January 19, 2016
Colby Rasmus signed before the 2015 season with Houston for a one-year, $8 million contract. Rasmus joined the general manager (Jeff Luhnow) that was a member of the front office that orginally drafted him in 2005 amateaur draft with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Rasmus batted .238 (103x432) with 28 doubles, 25 home runs, and 61 RBIs while playing all three outfield positions. He exploded in the postseason, batting .412 (7x17) with a double, four home runs, seven walks, six RBIs, and 1.760 OPS.
He became the first player in Major League history to record an extra-base hit in each of his first six career playoff games.
Rasmus became the first player to accept a qualifying offer, guaranteeing him a one-year contract for $15.8 million with Houston.