Colby Rasmus to Blue Jays for Edwin Jackson "is Imminent"

Colby Rasmus to the Blue Jays for Edwin Jackson and relievers Octavio Dotel and Marc Rzepczynski is “on the verge” of happening — if not already done — and an official announcement could come within the next couple hours.

So two months of Edwin Jackson and a couple relievers for a player the Blue Jays will have control over through 2014? You may now send a care package of sleeveless fleeces to the Cardinals front office.

Based on the above photo of Rasmus from the spring training shoot, I would have paid good money to witness Tony La Russa playing the role of Robin Williams while Good Will Rasmus laid on the couch singing “skyrockets in flight, duh, duh, duh, duh.” If not that, the scene below would have done the trick.

UPDATE: According to Buster Olney, here’s the official trade. The main chips are accompanied by your classic who’s who of who…

Colby Rasmus, Trever Miller, Brian Tallet and P.J. Walters for Edwin Jackson, Marc Rzepczynski, Octovio Dotel and Corey Patterson*.

*The addition of Corey Patterson to the deal is reportedly just a swap amongst fantasy teams and not an actual baseball trade.

[Photo via Getty]

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