Still Crazy After All These Days: Khalil Greene Back On Disabled List

Brian McDowellCorrespondent IJune 29, 2009

NEW YORK - JUNE 22:  Khalil Greene #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals scores a run against the New York Mets on June 22, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The terminally ineffective infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, Khalil Greene, was placed back on the 15 day disabled list today. The cause for this is reported to be the continuation of Greene's "anxiety disorder." Supposedly, he was distraught about his poor performance in the series  against the Mets, although it is doubtful that he was as depressed as any Cardinal fan that has had to watch him repeatedly screw up both at the plate and in the field this season.

Admittedly, Greene had a successful fluke of a series against the Royals, but ever since then, he has offered the team nothing positive at all. So, since the acquisition of a steady utility fielder like DeRosa, it is becoming harder and harder for the management of this team to justify having Greene on the active roster. The Cardinals called up right handed pitcher Clayton Mortensen to take Greene's place.

I really hope Greene gets the mental help that he so obviously needs. I just don't picture someone so driven by demons offering any long-term help to a baseball team.