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St. Louis Cardinals: A look at the offseason schedule, free agents, and arbitration eligible players

This is a post that I was hoping would not be written until late October or early November after the World Series. The Cardinals’ “early” exit pushes this post up a week or so. I use “early” in quotes because sometimes I have to remember how lucky Cards’ fans are to witness their team making 4 straight NLCS’. There are several key events in the offseason from qualifying...
Via Cardinals Farm
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Motte Nominated For Roberto Clemente Award

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...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bigger than the game: Cardinals' Motte is out to help anyone he can

ST. LOUIS -- Jason Motte's return from Tommy John surgery has not been easy. Pitching without his high-90 mph heat has led to inconsistency on the mound and an undefined role in the Cardinals' bullpen. With the postseason approaching, he could find himself without a spot on the roster. And with his contract expiring at season's end, he could find himself spending the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Motte Named Cardinals Nominee For the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award Presented By Chevrolet

Beginning tomorrow on Roberto Clemente Day, fans can vote on ChevyBaseball.com for the national recipient and register for a chance to win a trip to the 2014 World Series ST. LOUIS, MO (September 16, 2014) – Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of MLB, today announced that Jason Motte was named the Cardinals’ 2014 [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing Sam Tuivailala’s Debut

The Cardinals are no strangers to converting strong-armed position players to the mound when their bats can’t keep up with their arms. The most storied case, of course, is Jason Motte. Motte went from a 19th-round catcher with a cannon arm with a career .188 batting average to dominant closer who ended the 2011 World Series. David Carpenter is another former catcher from the Cardinals’...
Via Cardinals Farm
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals activate Motte off DL, add four others

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated reliever Jason Motte from the 15-day disabled list from a lower back strain, and added four others to put their active roster at 31 players. The Cardinals also recalled catcher Tony Cruz and left-handers Marco Gonzales, Nick Greenwood and Tyler Lyons. One will start in place of struggling Justin Masterson this week. Lyons and Gonzales...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals activate Motte off DL, add four others

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated reliever Jason Motte from the 15-day disabled list from a lower back strain, and added four others to put their active roster at 31 players. The Cardinals also recalled catcher Tony Cruz and left-handers Marco Gonzales, Nick Greenwood and Tyler Lyons. One will start in place of struggling Justin Masterson this week. Lyons and Gonzales...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Announce September Call Ups

The St. Louis Cardinals announced a wave of September call ups today. The additions add depth and bring players with big-league experience back to the major league roster. The team has utilized the minor league system throughout the year to move players back and forth and add depth to the big league team. Now that the season is coming to a close for most of the minor league affiliates...
Via i70baseball
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Jason Motte begins rehab assignment

The St. Louis Cardinals improved to 73-63 on the season following a 9-6 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. With 26 games remaining, the Cardinals are just a half game out in the National League East and in good position to make a push for the playoffs. One player who may help the bullpen down the stretch is Jason Motte, who started a rehab assignment after dealing with a lower...
Via MLB Injury News
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Yadier Molina, Jason Motte, Michael Wacha

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and starting pitcher Michael Wacha are taking small steps towards returning from injury, reports Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Timmermann adds that reliever Jason Motte will not come off the disabled list when he is eligible on Sunday and may not be back until September:#186057572 / gettyimages.comMolina caught his first...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals RHP Motte placed on DL with lower back sprain

BALTIMORE -- The St. Louis Cardinals have placed right-handed reliever Jason Motte on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back sprain. Mott has pitched 22 innings in 24 appearances this season. He has a 4.91 ERA. The move, announced Friday, is retroactive to Aug. 1. The 32-year-old Motte underwent elbow ligament surgery in May 2013 and started this season on the DL. He made his...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals RHP Motte placed on disabled list

BALTIMORE (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have placed right-handed reliever Jason Motte on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back sprain. Mott has pitched 22 innings in 24 appearances this season. He has a 4.91 ERA. The move, announced Friday, is retroactive to Aug. 1. The 32-year-old Motte underwent elbow ligament surgery in May 2013 and started this season on the DL. He made...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Jason Motte placed on DL

St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jason Motte has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back sprain, reports Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com:#stlcards have placed Jason Motte on the DL with a lower back sprain. Nick Greenwood joins team in Baltimore.— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) August 8, 2014 #478621431 / gettyimages.comThe move is retroactive to August 1, when Motte...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals place Jason Motte on DL

Cardinals reliever Jason Motte has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 1, due to a lower back sprain, the club announced via press release. As a corresponding move, left-hander Nick Greenwood has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis. Motte, 32, has a 4.91 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 16 strikeouts in 22 innings this season, as he's returned from Tommy John surgery.
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals place Motte on DL, recall Greenwood from Memphis

ST. LOUIS -- What has been an up-and-down season for Cardinals reliever Jason Motte trended down Friday when he was placed on the disabled list with a lower back sprain. The move is retroactive to Aug. 1, the last day he appeared in a game, the club announced. Motte, 32, missed all of the 2013 season and the first six weeks of 2014 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He has a 4...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 08, 2014  |  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
July 06, 2014  |  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
June 26, 2014  |  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

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 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
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