St. Louis Cardinals GM John Mozeliak stepped up to the plate and took charge over this fiasco sending Boggs to AAA Memphis. He imposed his absolute power over this organization. When La Russa retired, this became his team. He started with promoting his special assistant to manager, Mike Matheny. Now Mozeliak looms large over the situation. Matheny’s infatuation with Boggs this year is the only real negative to this season behind injuries. So now what?
Mozeliak seems to think Boggs deserves a chance somewhere else. “If we’re going have trouble finding ways to use him, it may make sense to explore some other opportunities.”
Boggs is in the deepest abyss you can be with this organization and fan base. I DO feel sorry for him, but at this level it seems there is a lot of turn over year to year. Boggs has most likely pitched his best season.
So… Keith Butler anyone? Former closer of the Springfield Cardinals, he’s an undersized guy with decent velocity. He isn’t the typical hard thrower you see so often in the Card’s farm. He’s pitched magnificently at AA, posting a 0.66 ERA with 21 K’s in 13.2 innings. But… that’s at AA. The Cardinals tried him in Memphis this season and he struggled giving up 6 ER in 5 innings while walking 4. Small sample size but the Cardinals had seen enough and sent him down. Now he’s here in St. Louis. Why? He was already on the 40 man roster and it was the most convenient option.
So goes the business of the MLB…
I wish everyone stayed safe in OKC and the St. Louis area last night as tornadoes ripped through those areas.