JASON MOTTE RUMORS & GOSSIP
Reliever Jason Motte and the Chicago Cubs finalized a $4.5 million, one-year contract that allows the former St. Louis closer to earn $2.5 million more in performance bonuses.
Motte was one of baseball's top closers in 2012, when he had 42 saves in 49 chances and helped St. Louis reach the NL Championship Series. The right-hander had elbow-ligament replacement surgery in May 2013...
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December 20, 2014
ST. LOUIS -- Even as a member of the Cubs, it will be hard for Cardinals fans to root against Jason Motte.
The former Cardinals closer is leaving St. Louis for a one-year, $4.5 million deal with Chicago, but right-hander made sure to show his appreciation on the way out for the only organization he's ever known since being drafted in the 19th round in 2003.
By signing with the Chicago Cubs, Jason Motte gets the best of both worlds. He gets to compete for a potential winning franchise and stay very close to his favorite city of St. Louis at the same time. Be happy for the guy. Upon hearing the news this afternoon, Cardinal fans were either hurt or mad at [...]
The Cardinals have nominated Jason Motte for the Roberto Clemente Award.
The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to the Major League Baseball (MLB) player who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team”, as voted on by baseball fans and members of the media. It is named for Hall of Fame outfielder...
On September 2nd, Jason Motte and the St. Louis Cardinals will promote a special event at Busch Stadium. The Pirates may be in town making an attempt to rob the Cards of a victory, but Motte and the home team will be tackling a different beast. Cancer. The special night is called “2014 Strike Out Cancer Theme Night at Busch”. Fans will receive a Jason Motte bobblehead with the...
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated reliever Jason Motte from the 15-day disabled list.
The 31-year-old Motte had elbow surgery last May and missed the entire season. He had 42 saves in 2012, tied for the National League lead.
The right-hander is available for Tuesday night's game against the Diamondbacks. He appeared in six games during a rehab with Double-A Springfield...
ST. LOUIS -- The one-year anniversary of Jason Motte's Tommy John surgery might have passed Wednesday unnoticed by Cardinal Nation, but not by the name himself.
Late Wednesday night, @JMotte30 sent out his own "birthday" wish on Twitter:
If you know Motte, you know he was having a little fun. He doesn't take himself seriously enough to truly be upset that his surgery was overlooked...
The man who closed out the 2011 World Series championship for the St. Louis Cardinals and saved 42 games for them a season later has not pitched in a competitive situation in more than a year, but he might turn out to be one of the most important pitchers on the 2014 team’s staff.
Jason Motte tore a ligament in his right elbow during spring training in 2013 and had Tommy John...
ST. LOUIS -- Nearly nine months after undergoing Tommy John surgery, Cardinals reliever Jason Motte doesn't know when he'll return to the mound.
"It won't be a normal spring training," he says, and that's about all the specifics he knows regarding his comeback.
Motte headed to Camp Jupiter last week to begin a throwing program that, barring setbacks, would put him back in the bullpen...
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What about Jason Motte?
He was a late season revelation in 2011 that parlayed his opportunity into 42 saves in 2012.
He's also the first winner of the Darryl Kile Award - given and voted on since 2004 by the Cardinals to an inspirational teammate - to not play a single inning in his award winning season.
By all accounts, this is a dude that you want...