IF THERE EVER WAS A ROTATION BATTLE, MOTTE’S INJURY SETTLES IT
Mitchell Boggs will be the closer, and if you had any remaining notions that Joe Kelly was in the fight for a rotation spot, you should probably dispel them now. Even if it were as close a competition as the team is making it out to be between him and Shelby Miller, they want Miller starting every day. So the presumable situation then becomes a choice between having both Miller and Kelly in the Majors or only having Kelly while Miller stays in the minors.
> Scott Boras sort of loses it when he starts talking about how Baseball’s free agent system has “stolen our youth” and “kidnapped our children,” but he does make some interesting points about draft compensation in this piece.
> MLB is suing people involved with Biogenesis. It’ll be fun to watch them convince a court of law that their well-publicized witch hunt is actually a pursuit of its employees’ wellbeing.
> Stan The Man Inc. put out this picture of the coming year’s team programs at Busch. Presumably, the patch on the bird’s sleeve is the one the team will be wearing on their jerseys this year.