In 27 games with the Cardinals and Rockies in 2013, Boggs, 29, went 0-3 with an 8.10 ERA, allowing 28 hits, 20 walks, and five home runs with 16 strikeouts in only 23 1/3 innings.
The Rockies non-tendered Boggs last week. He earned $1.48 million in his first year of arbitration eligibility in 2013, but was sent to the minor leagues by the Cardinals in May and traded to the Rockies in July.
Boggs is an interesting case. He flopped as a closer after Jason Motte was lost to Tommy John Surgery earlier this year. But he had been one of the best setup men in the game prior to this season. He also has experience as a starter, making him a versatile option for any team which signs him. He could be a high upside signing for the Mets and potential insurance against Bobby Parnell's neck injury...