Well after a long extended period away from the blogosphere I have returned and I’m hoping to be posting semi-regularly. For about two months I was just bored with blogging and I didn’t have an urge to post. That urge has since came back, but I didn’t want to force myself to post because that would be bad for both you and me.
While I was absent a lot of things occurred so I won’t be recapping that but in more recent news…here’s some Small Ball to get us back in the blogging mood shall we!
- Ty Wigginton was released by the Cardinals. He was used as a scapegoat by a lot of fans which is a bit unfair. I think Cardinal fans have the tendency to pay too close attention to the 25th man. Wigginton also brought some leadership and character to the clubhouse which is often overlooked. With that being said, it was time for him to go. He just wasn’t doing much to help the team win and with Molina’s knee ailing him, calling up catcher Rob Johnson was a sensible move and Wiggy being released became a no brainer. The Cardinals still owe him $5 million dollars which has to be the ultimate put down to a player when a team is literally paying you to not play for them.
- Mitchell Boggs was traded to the Rockies for roughly 200k in international draft slot money. It just was not going to work out for him in St. Louis and I think a change of scenery could do him well. He seems like a great guy and I couldn’t help but feel sorry for the guy earlier in the season.
- Miraculously, Chris Carpenter is getting closer and closer to what would be an unbelievable return. Before the season many people concluded his career was over much less his season, but here we are four months later and Carp will be making a rehab start on Monday with AA Springfield.
It’s good to be back.