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Old 02-07-2014, 11:29 AM
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Default Sox sign Mitchell Boggs

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/st...39855786487808

Interesting. He had a lot of promise as a prospect and was pretty solid for the Cards until last year.

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Old 02-07-2014, 11:42 AM
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Sure, why not? Extra arms never hurt.

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Old 02-07-2014, 11:42 AM
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Can follow up on @Ken_Rosenthal report of Boggs to #Whitesox. Deal is worth $1.1M if makes 25-man roster

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Old 02-07-2014, 12:48 PM
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From what I've read over lunch, he seemed to have problems locating his breaking stuff last year and/or his slider wasn't moving like it did in 2012. Also head problems with being the closer vs. set-up in 12.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:58 PM
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How will this move effect Brian Omogrosso and Dylan Axelrod?
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Old 02-07-2014, 01:25 PM
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Deunte Heath was removed from 40-man roster to clear spot for Mitchell Boggs. Heath will attend camp as a non-roster invitee. #WhiteSox

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Boggs (who will wear No. 43) has pitched in 17 postseason games, 16 1/3 IP with 3.86 ERA. Made 7 appearances during Cards '11 WS title run.
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Old 02-07-2014, 01:30 PM
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I'm really disappointed in my overall baseball awareness these days. When I was a kid, I could probably name 90% of the 25 man rosters of all 30 teams. Now, the Sox are signing guys left and right that I've never heard of. Surkamp? Paulino? Boggs? I guess that's what happens when you grow up. Here's hoping he becomes the 2014 Cliff Politte!
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Old 02-07-2014, 02:38 PM
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If he reverts back to when he was effective he will be a fine addition to the bullpen. You can never have enough good arms. I like the pick up.
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:06 PM
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I like the signing!
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:09 PM
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I like it. He's done his job in St. Louis well. Hoping he's the next Putz or Crain.
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:46 PM
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how will this move effect brian omogrosso and dylan axelrod?
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:56 PM
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I like it. He's done his job in St. Louis well. Hoping he's the next Putz or Crain.
I like your JJ Putz comparison more than Crain. Jesse Crain came in already as a proven lock down setup man coming off a pretty good year and we paid a healthy 3 year contract to get him. Putz had battled some injuries and struggled with the Mets prior to coming on board the Sox and was trying to re-establish himself. We got him on a 1 year deal if I remember correctly. Boggs seems to fit that mold a bit more. A guy with past success who got a little off the rails last year. I like signings like this because the risk is low.

If we find ourselves in contention, he becomes super valuable. If we find ourselves in the basement looking for prospects, he could become a valuable trade chip. If he is a complete bust, you didn't invest much financially in him and you replace his roster spot with a Jake Petricka or someone of that ilk. In any case Duente Heath didn't really show much in his time with the big club so replacing him with Boggs seems to be another good depth move by the Sox.
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:05 PM
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Worth a shot.
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:48 AM
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Like it- low risk, decent upside and it creates more competition to make the roster.

In 2013- we had guys who sucked- but their role wasn't really at risk- because all our other options sucked more-

The bullpen arms Hahn is signing mean a prospect really has to earn it and we reduce the risk of rushing anyone vs. keeping them at AAA/AA for more development.
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