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Mets showing interest in RHP Mitchell Boggs

The Mets have shown interest in signing free agent RHP Mitchell Boggs (Sherman, Dec. 9).

In 27 games with the Cardinals and Rockies in 2013, Boggs, 29, went 0-3 with an 8.10 ERA, allowing 28 hits, 20 walks, and five home runs with 16 strikeouts in only 23 1/3 innings.

The Rockies non-tendered Boggs last week. He earned $1.48 million in his first year of arbitration eligibility in 2013, but was sent to the minor leagues by the Cardinals in May and traded to the Rockies in July.

Michael Baron, Contributor

Boggs is an interesting case. He flopped as a closer after Jason Motte was lost to Tommy John Surgery earlier this year. But he had been one of the best setup men in the game prior to this season. He also has experience as a starter, making him a versatile option for any team which signs him. He could be a high upside signing for the Mets and potential insurance against Bobby Parnell‘s neck injury…

28 comments
Philip Kossoy
Philip Kossoy

Philip Kossoy here...Wade Boggs...YEAH...NOW WERE TALKIN'!  How about Bill Buckner for first base?  He's another Mets hero!  LOL

Seriously, this guy sucks.  He's had one good year (2012) otherwise you can have him.  He'll come cheap so I wouldn't be surprised to see him in a Mets uniform in 2014.  What a shame.  Shame Shame on you Sandy, Fred & Jeff.

gothamsane
gothamsane

Maybe a good thought until July callups from AAA? I spoke too fast. Good post Baron, I read it through.

gothamsane
gothamsane

Who needs Howell or Mujica we had our sights on Boggs the whole time .… Who leaked this?.. Now Cashman will bid up the price!

tierlifer
tierlifer

Wow I'm shocked, not one Wade Boggs comment yet?

Adam Bartolo
Adam Bartolo

Changes year to year. He was good in STL for a while

dumdeeduda
dumdeeduda

Relievers are a crapshoot. Boggs could be done or he could have his best season ever next year.

sylow59
sylow59

Boggs last started a game in 2009. In what parallel universe does that mean he's still a starter?

jasonbay
jasonbay

Even Mitchell Boggs is shocked by this blog post.

Marcus Jensen
Marcus Jensen

I have my doubts about this because even in his good seasons his BB rates were high. But, they're possibly thinking of a cheap bargain signing with a return to form of his 09-12 seasons.

Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison

"In 27 games with the Cardinals and Rockies in 2013, Boggs, 29, went 0-3 with an 8.10 ERA, allowing 28 hits, 20 walks, and five home runs with 16 strikeouts in only 23 1/3 innings."


Well, I can see why they are interested…  


Sounds like a nightmare.

tommets
tommets

Being this isn't a serious post I'd like to ask everyone a question about the commenting system. Is anyone getting notifications on replies because I liked that with the old system.

grandymets
grandymets

No way! I seen Boggs pitch in a Cardinals uniform, every STL fan hates him. I like our homegrown relievers, but Chris Perez sounds nice. 


Chris R
Chris R

0-3 8.10????  yea lets get him fast......my good god....

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

I think Chris Perez is a fun guy he would be somebody taking a chance on .

tommets
tommets

Why don't we just be interested in every bum reliever.

TurkWendell4Life
TurkWendell4Life

Those are some winning stats. Better lock him up to a 5/30 deal.

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

i see a new Looper no thank you

jasonbay
jasonbay

@sylow59 We signed Chris Young and Curtis Granderson for what they did back in those days...why not Boggs?

jasonbay
jasonbay

@tommets Can't follow the comments at, no notice when someone responds.  It's pretty awful.

oddmanrush
oddmanrush

@tommets This comment system really sucks. I hate not being able to locate my own comments because after an hour an 115 comments later, the last thing I want to do is scroll through to find my original post.

pepper
pepper

@Ron Davis Lord, this franchise sucks beyond belief. It is like following the Fargo Mets.

tommets
tommets

@oddmanrush completely agree this change was for themselves and not us commenters. It's really annoying how the comments just keep popping in and new replies just show up and you can't even look at your own profile to look at the comments and get notifications.