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JASON MOTTE RUMORS & GOSSIP

New Cub Jason Motte has something to say to Cardinals Nation

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.   
Via Fox Sports Midwest
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Ex-Cardinal Motte agrees to one-year, $4.5M deal with Cubs

CHICAGO -- Jason Motte is moving to the other side of one of baseball's best rivalries. The veteran reliever is leaving St. Louis for a $4.5 million, one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. Motte made his major league debut with the Cardinals in 2008 and had spent his entire career with the team that selected him in the 19th...
Via AP on Fox
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MLB News: Lowrie, Anderson, Motte and Rios have new clubs

Four relatively big free-agents have found new homes today, as Jed Lowie, Brett Anderson, Jason Motte and Alex Rios all were signed by new ball clubs. Lowrie, 30, is going to the Houston Astros, on a three-year/$23 million deal with an option for a fourth year. He hit for a .249 batting average with six homers and 50 RBIs last season with the Oakland A’s. The Astros now seemingly...

Report: Cubs, RHP Motte agree to one-year deal

  A person with direct knowledge of the deal says veteran reliever Jason Motte has agreed to a $4.5 million, one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday night on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the agreement. The contract is pending a physical and includes bonuses that could increase the value to $7 million...
Via AP on Fox
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AP source: Cubs, Motte agree to 1-year deal

CHICAGO (AP) A person with direct knowledge of the deal says veteran reliever Jason Motte has agreed to a $4.5 million, one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday night on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the agreement. The contract is pending a physical and includes bonuses that could increase the value to...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Motte Gets The Best of Both Worlds

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 [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Sign Jason Motte To One-Year Deal

According to Bruce Levine of WSCR, the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year deal with relief pitcher Jason Motte. Source-Breaking news -Chicago Cubs sign pitcher Jason Motte to 1 year deal pending physical . — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) December 15, 2014 If Motte can get anywhere close to the way he pitched in 2011 and 2012, he could be a valuable addition to the Cubs...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Sign Motte

The Cubs have signed reliever Jason Motte to a one-year deal for $4.5M with a games finished incentive. Motte hasn't pitched a full season since 2012, but did have a helluva nice run out of the Cardinals bullpen from 2010-2012, including being their closer in 2012 where he knocked out 42 saves with a 2.75 ERA thanks to a 10.1 K/9 rate, 2.1 BB/9 rate and 0.917 WHIP that season.. He...
Via Cub Reporter
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Although injured, Jason Motte might hold key to St. Louis Cardinals bullpen

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...
Via i70baseball
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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