ST. LOUIS Mitchell Boggs is talking a pretty strong game. Hell get a chance to start backing it up in less than two weeks.
Fresh off a disappointing season that saw him lose a chance at closing before eventually being demoted to Triple-A for a few weeks, the hard-throwing Boggs is out to prove hes a much better pitcher than hes showed so far.
My thought process heading into this year is to be as good as I can possibly be, Boggs said. And I feel like I can be pretty good. Whatever role it is, I dont care. Im going to pitch and my focus is going to be the best I can possibly be.
I dont want to stand up here and beat my chest and tell everyone how good I am, but I do expect to be pretty good. I feel like if I pitch the way Im capable of pitching, I can compete with anybody and I have no problem saying that.
Boggs posted a 3.56 ERA in 51 games with the Cardinals last season - his fourth in the big leagues - and earned the first shot to replace Ryan Franklin as closer when the vete...