JUPITER, Fla. Cardinals reliever Mitchell Boggs made headlines in January when he didn't shy away from putting high expectations on himself for the upcoming season.
Boggs, who was demoted to Triple-A for part of last season and was rarely used down the stretch, said at the team's annual Winter Warm-Up that he felt he could compete with anyone in the league and expected to be "really good" this year.
Two months later as Boggs tries to win a spot in the Cardinals bullpen, he not only stands by what he's said, but he's glad he said it.
"I wanted to make sure that this organization knew that I wanted to be here," Boggs said. "I want to be a part of this club and I want to make a difference and have an impact. If I didn't feel like I could, it would be different, but I feel like I can.
"I'm just going to go out there and pitch. The numbers will take care of themselves. They have a way of working themselves out and I certainly do feel that if I go out and pitch the way I am capable o...