Cardinals will regret trading Rasmus
The Blue Jays also receive pitchers Trever Miller, Brian Tallet and P.J. Walters in the deal. The Cards bolster their rotation by acquiring right-hander Edwin Jackson and southpaw Marc Rzepczynski from the Blue Jays along with reliever Octavio Dotel and center fielder Corey Patterson.
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Bowden, who served as the senior vice president and GM for the Cincinnati Reds and the Washington Nationals, is an analyst for ESPN.com. In 1992, Bowden became the youngest GM in MLB history when the Reds hired him at age 31. The Reds finished in first place twice during his 10 years as GM, and he was named MLB Executive of the Year by Baseball America in 1999. After working for ESPN in 2004, Bowden became the first GM of the Washington Nationals when the franchise relocated from Montreal to Washington, D.C., in 2005, working in that role until the 2009 season. Bowden co-hosts the "Inside Pitch" radio show on Sirius XM satellite radio. Follow on Twitter: @JimBowdenESPNxm.