Cardinals Mix blog         Write for Cardinals blog    

Snell Ya Later

by LS Murphy

I hate to admit it, but I was one of the few hoping Ian Snell would do what so many other pitchers had done before under the wise eyes of Dave Duncan. Sadly, he went the way of the Ponson.

The Cards optioned Snell to Memphis with hopes, according to Derrick Goold, that he may fill a long reliever role. Instead of going to AAA with a potential job, Snell decided to retire.

I wish he would've stuck it out. Do I think he would've been a Cy Young caliber starter? Nope. Not a chance. But I do think he might have been an asset in the bullpen eventually. Snell needed to work to get into his former form and he needed to work it hard. The potential was there.

So he quit instead of taking a demotion to the minors.

At 29, Snell is done. At least with the Cardinals.

Follow LS Murphy on Twitter at!/LSMurphy

Read her blog at


Post a Comment

Cardinals Mix blog featured writers LS Murphy,Brian F. Logush
Write about the Cardinals
We believe that you the avid fan, student journalist, and or freelance writer deserve to be heard. Avid fans have a strong desire to hear from the common (or not so common) "man" as well. You are always free to write about the material of your choice, in your own unique style, and on your own schedule. So vent,enlighten and share with us!
Contact us at:
Enjoy Cardinals rumors, news, talk?
Please help us spread the word on the Sports Mixed Network by letting friends, and family know about it. The more we grow our community of avid fans, the more features we can add. So please send a Tweet, Facebook message or better yet tell them in person.