Cardinals' weekend series with Miami marred by missed opportunities

ST. LOUIS -- It's a refrain Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has used way more often this year than he ever wanted, or that most would have expected coming into the season. Here it goes: "I still think our offense as a whole, there's a lot more there. Those are conversations that are happening in that room, too. We just have to keep fighting 'til we find it. Once we...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Motte And The Cards Fight Cancer Together

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...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Cardinals pursue Texas' Joakim Soria?

The trade market just got a whole lot more interesting.According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Texas Rangers have made it be known that they are willing to listen on anyone.  What does that mean to the Cardinals?Well, for one thing, they could possibly pursue someone like Elvis Andrus, who would give the team a better defensive shortstop than Jhonny Peralta, and allow them to...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Cardinals should sign Jason Motte to an extension.

Last year I made the case for letting Carlos Beltran walk when he became a free agent after the season.  His age, asking price and the fact that the Cardinals could insert Matt Adams into the lineup made the decision relatively easy.This year, Jason Motte is in the last year of his two-year, $12 million contract extension that he signed back in January 2013.  Unfortunately for...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Walk-off magic strikes again as Cardinals top Diamondbacks

Welcome back, Jason Motte. He returned for the first time this season and his first appearance since the 2012 postseason following his Tommy John Surgery. He entered in the 10th inning and finished with 1 2/3 innings of shutout ball, behind the Cardinals defense. Paul Goldschmidt doubled to left field looking to score the go ahead run but a perfect relay from Matt Holliday to Daniel...
Via Cardinals Farm
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals are content to stand pat...for now

While many Cardinals fans may be panicking over the team's sluggish start, GM John Mozeliak is not.  Both Rick Hummel and Ken Rosenthal posted articles recently indicating the the Cardinals GM is not looking to make a move any time soon.However, that doesn't mean that one won't be coming in the future, as Mo says "That doesn’t mean we’re going to sit back and...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy John surgery isn't about to change Motte's attitude on the mound

ST. LOUIS -- No shortage of questions come with the return of Jason Motte to the Cardinals' bullpen. Such as: Can he be effective if he's throwing his fastball "only" 95 mph, as he did in his minor-league rehabs, instead of 98-99 mph that earned him the closer's job? When will he be able to pitch on consecutive days? What will be his role? Answers to those and...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals activate Motte from 15-day DL

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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Activate Jason Motte From DL

RELIEVER RETURNING FROM “TOMMY JOHN” SURGERY LAST PITCHED IN 2012 ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 20, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that right-handed pitcher Jason Motte (right elbow) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and will be part of the team’s 25-man active roster for tonight’s (7:15 p.m. CDT) series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks. ...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Jason Motte to be activated

The St. Louis Cardinals open a series against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday following a weekend series against the Braves in which the Cardinals won two of three games. The Cardinals will see the return of relief pitcher Jason Motte, who has spent the last 14 months recovering from a right elbow injury.#478621431 / gettyimages.comAs reported by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Motte's return should restore order to the Cardinals bullpen

Yesterday's loss to the Braves was cringe-worthy, to say the least.  Trevor Rosenthal, working for the 4th straight day, didn't have enough gas left in the tank to finish off the Braves and they were able to score two runs in the 9th to beat the Cardinals.Many are questioning why Mike Matheny would even use Rosenthal again in that situation, when he had Carlos Martinez warming...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Motte is ready to rejoin the Cardinals after Tommy John surgery

Jason Motte‘s comeback from Tommy John surgery is nearly complete, as the one-time Cardinals closer is finished with his minor-league rehab assignment and scheduled to rejoin the active roster Tuesday. Motte won’t have his old closer gig waiting for him when he returns because Trevor Rosenthal isn’t giving that back anytime soon, but if healthy he could make a huge impact...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

What Date Will Motte Assume The Closer Role?

If you ever come across someone that doesn’t like the NBA, their general go-to line is “I don’t really like the NBA because those guys don’t even try until the 4th quarter” or some version of that sentiment. I’m not here to change your opinion on the NBA. If that’s what you believe? You’re wrong. I’d submit to you that in any sport in any level the last bit of competition...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Jaime Garcia will start tomorrow and Jason Motte is not far behind

Just a little more than a quarter through the 2014 season, the St. Louis Cardinals find themselves in second place in the National League Central, five games behind the Milwaukee Brewers. Pitching has been a bright spot, as the staff has an ERA of 3.41, tenth in the Major Leagues. A strong staff should even get better, as Jaime Garcia will make his first start of the season on...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Who’s Got The Motte?

Jason Motte continues to progress from his Tommy John surgery.  He has been pitching since May 4 and pitching pretty well.  In four appearances with Springfield, he’s faced 13 hitters, allowed a walk and a hit, and struck out three.  Promoted to Memphis this past Tuesday, he’s made two additional appearances, allowed two hits, and struck out two of the 11 hitters he’s attacked...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Jason Motte replace Trevor Rosenthal as Cardinals closer?

Last night Trevor Rosenthal blew a save in the Cardinals eventual 4-3 victory over the Cubs.  While that isn't very concerning, considering that Rosenthal had converted 10 straight saves prior to last night, what is concerning is that Trevor now has a 5.19 ERA while allowing 5.7 BB/9.Could Rosenthal's struggles open the door for Jason Motte to return to the closer role?Its...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Jason Motte nears return as he heads to Triple-A

The St. Louis Cardinals are coming off a disastrous 17-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Monday. The loss dropped the Cardinals to 19-20, second in the National League Central.  Tyler Lyons allowed nine runs and nine hits in four innings. The Cardinals' bullpen didn't fare much better, allowing eight runs and 11 hits in five innings.  Help should be on the way soon in the bullpen...
Via MLB Injury News
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Motte and Cardinals Partner To Strike Out Cancer At Busch

A portion of proceeds from the newly-added Theme Night to benefit local childhood cancer research                 ST. LOUIS, MO (May 12, 2014) – On Tuesday, September 2nd, the Cardinals and pitcher Jason Motte will join forces to fight cancer during the 2014 Strike Out Cancer Theme Night at Busch. Fans who purchase the special Strike Out Cancer Theme Ticket will...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Motte tweets 'birthday' greetings to his repaired elbow

    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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Jason Motte and Jaime Garcia making progress

The St. Louis Cardinals dropped to 13-12 on the season following a 6-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. The one run scored marked the third straight game the Cardinals have score a single run and the 10th time this season with zero or one run. The Cardinals are getting by with a pitching staff that is 4th in the Major Leagues in ERA. Two more arms could be returning...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

FaceTime with Jason Motte

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Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals update: Mark Ellis, Jason Motte

The St. Louis Cardinals are awaiting the returns of their veteran second baseman Mark Ellis and hard-throwing reliever Jason Motte. Ellis is on the disabled list with tendinitis in his left knee, and Motte is close to returning from Tommy John surgery. Here are the latest updates on each player via Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.Mark EllisEllis is close to rejoining...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly given Cardinals 5th starter job over Carlos Martinez

As I suspected, the Cardinals announced today that Joe Kelly has "won" the 5th starter job and the Carlos Martinez will be the 8th inning guy in the bullpen.  This despite Martinez' sparkling 1.76 ERA this spring compared to Kelly's 6.28.Makes you wonder why they went through all this pretense of a spring competition in the first place.  What kind of message does...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
March 23, 2014  |  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

Motte clears major mental hurdle in second live BP session since Tommy John surgery

Cardinals right-hander Jason Motte is finding out that returning from Tommy John surgery requires patience as much as a good surgeon. The process can take upwards of 12 to 18 months, and includes baby step after baby step. Still less than 11 months since his surgery, Motte cleared another hurdle Monday morning when he pitched his second live batting practice session. He said he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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