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Is Trevor Rosenthal following Jason Motte's career path?

Stop me if you've heard this one before--guy spends most of the season as a setup man, then the incumbent closer struggles, opening the door for him to take over. Back in 2011, that guy was Jason Motte.  This year, that guy appears to be Trevor Rosenthal. First, a bit of history.  Back in 2011, the Cardinals were struggling to find a closer after incumbent Ryan Franklin imploded...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Edward Mujica eerily similar to Ryan Franklin for St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals entered the 2009 playoffs with a closer who barely reached 90 mph with his fastball after years of a closer who threw in the mid-to-upper 90s yet had a nearly perfect season before the Cardinals faced the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series. Ryan Franklin had replaced Jason Isringhausen when Izzy got hurt, or got too ineffective, late...
Via i70baseball
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Bullpen Could Be A Strength For St. Louis Cardinals In 2012

The St. Louis Cardinals’ bullpen came a long way in 2011, beginning with Ryan Franklin’s blown save on Opening Day and ending with Jason Motte’s final pitch to win Game Seven of the World Series. The squad battled through major ups and downs throughout the season, and the final roster hardly resembled the Opening Day roster. All of those changes turned out to be a blessing...
Via i70baseball
January 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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