Tag Archives: Jason Motte

Sabermetrics, common sense and the Cards middle relievers

The Cards offense is close to being the best in all of MLB, even with the pitcher hitting instead of the DH.  For those out there who like or dislike Wins Above Replacement (WAR), it’s hard to argue with how … Continue reading

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Comparing the 2012 Cards vs. the 2003, 2008 and 2011 teams

If the Cards didn’t go on a late season run, the 2011 season would have been another lost opportunity that was lost due to a terrible bullpen just like in 2003 and 2008.  The Cardinals made all the right moves … Continue reading

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Motte blows another game that cost Cards the series win

You almost have to compare Jason Motte to Nuke LaLoosh from Bull Durham at this point.  The only difference being I can’t see Yadier Molina or Tony Cruz saying “OK Meat, give ‘em your heat”.  He gets a few swings … Continue reading

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Wainwright, Lynn and Motte’s cutter

The offense is going through a mini-slump, and for the most part, the Cards pitching has not picked them up. Until last night, Jason Motte has continued to throw fastball after fastball, refusing to use the cutter that helped guide … Continue reading

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Should the Cards go all in?

Going into 2012, the biggest question mark for most fans and experts about the Cardinals was if they would have enough offense after the departure of Albert Pujols. After 60 games, the Cards sit at 31-29, and the offense has … Continue reading

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