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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Magnus_CA » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:30 pm

So who's not jumping the Motte ship? Doesn't he deserve a little slack for first game jitters? I'm concerned about his supposed limited arsenal but why wasn't this pointed out by the hype train that induced many of us to draft him?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby 5 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:40 pm

StringerBell wrote:Big Brox looked ridiculous tonight. 2Ks and a weak pop-up. The gun went as high as 101
(Kenny Powers range?) ---better yet---I dont think it dropped below 97.


It's all in the game! It was like a 40 degree day. ;-)



Nice quick 3 up, 3 down save for Fuentes tonight.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Slow Pitch » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:52 pm

Magnus_CA wrote:So who's not jumping the Motte ship? Doesn't he deserve a little slack for first game jitters? I'm concerned about his supposed limited arsenal but why wasn't this pointed out by the hype train that induced many of us to draft him?


Some did. You probably just didnt want to listen.

The guy throws one pitch. Unless he is throwing it 110 MPH or with drastic movement, its not going to work well enough in the Bigs.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Magnus_CA » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:00 am

Slow Pitch wrote:
Magnus_CA wrote:So who's not jumping the Motte ship? Doesn't he deserve a little slack for first game jitters? I'm concerned about his supposed limited arsenal but why wasn't this pointed out by the hype train that induced many of us to draft him?


Some did. You probably just didnt want to listen.

The guy throws one pitch. Unless he is throwing it 110 MPH or with drastic movement, its not going to work well enough in the Bigs.


And TLR overlooked this?

I'm not looking to start a fight or defend Motte, but I'm not the type to have a quick trigger finger either. I've found more often than not you get burned.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby captoats85 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:13 am

The Motte era, after one disastrous outing, seems to be on life support.... based on quotes from TLR.

"He'll be out there again at some point, but it's not going to be about, 'Hey, let's get Jason Motte ready,'" manager Tony La Russa said. "That's not the way it is. ... He'll be back there, assuming he's got a good attitude about what's wrong and then fixes it. Some of it is giving the batters too much credit."

"He throws hard, but he's going to get hit hard if he doesn't find something else to go with it," LaRoche said. "As a hitter, you just need to get your foot down and start everything a little early."

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports ... enDocument
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Cyclone177 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:39 am

I'm holdin steady til he blows another one. 8-o
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:02 am

captoats85 wrote:The Motte era, after one disastrous outing, seems to be on life support.... based on quotes from TLR.

"He'll be out there again at some point, but it's not going to be about, 'Hey, let's get Jason Motte ready,'" manager Tony La Russa said. "That's not the way it is. ... He'll be back there, assuming he's got a good attitude about what's wrong and then fixes it. Some of it is giving the batters too much credit."

"He throws hard, but he's going to get hit hard if he doesn't find something else to go with it," LaRoche said. "As a hitter, you just need to get your foot down and start everything a little early."

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports ... enDocument


La Russa is such a knob. :-P
I'd just let him talk to the little voices in his head, and avoid that whole situation for now. :-t
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:09 am

Magnus_CA wrote:I'm concerned about his supposed limited arsenal but why wasn't this pointed out by the hype train that induced many of us to draft him?

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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Curtis Pride » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:27 am

In Motte's defense, most relievers are "one pitch" guys. Which is why they are relievers.

If they were any good, they would be starting.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread

Postby Yoda » Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:32 am

Curtis Pride wrote:In Motte's defense, most relievers are "one pitch" guys. Which is why they are relievers.

If they were any good, they would be starting.


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