For those of you getting excited about Colby Rasmus, we have one question: Are you willing to give up Jeremy Hellickson?
No? Well, that might be what it will take.
Joe Strauss: My information is that Jeremy Hellickson is the pitcher the Cardinals most covet in a potential deal.
Now, obviously the Rays aren’t going to trade Hellboy. But how far are the Cardinals willing to budge? Jeff Niemann? Probably not. James Shields? Maybe.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- Rays minor leaguer Russ Canzler’s 3-run home run in the second inning was all the scoring in the International League all-stars’ 3-0 win over the Pacific Coast League all-stars...Brandon Guyer started in center and went 0-3…SS Ray Olmedo went 1-2. [MiLB]
- Sam Fuld had 10 Web Gems in the first half. Only Asdrubal Cabrera had more. Not bad for a part-time player. [ESPN]
- Hey, somebody wrote something nice about the Trop! [Shadow of the Stadium]
- Roger Mooney offers his mid-season report. [TBO.com]
DOWN ON THE FARM…
- DURHAM: (no games scheduled)
- CHARLOTTE 10, Clearwater 2: Alex Colome struck out 7 and walked 3 in 5 innings…SS Hak-Ju Lee went 0-5 with 4 Ks…2B Tyler Bortnick was 1-3 with 2 walks and 2 stolen bases.
- Cedar Rapids 3, BOWLING GREEN 0: CJ Riefenhauser allowed just 1 hit and no runs in 5 innings. He struck out 2…SS Derek Dietrich went 1-4.
- Jamestown 3, HUDSON VALLEY 0:
- Burlington 3, PRINCETON 2: