It is a little sad to see all these ballplayers released midseason. Especially if it's David Wells - I've loved the guy since 2004, but always wanted to love him before that. Should last night in St Louis have been Boomer's last start? Afraid so. His contract -- $170,000 per start -- doesnt help things with the cadre of number crunchers in the front office, and given that contract structure, it wouldn't surprise Wells too much, would it? But the bottom line is I don't think we can trot him out there every fifth day in what figure to be long, tight division and wild card races.
One thing you gotta give Boomer though, he stayed healthy.