Neato Torpedo wrote:Pogotheostrich wrote:YerInUrine wrote:Saw this on Yahoo this morning:
I would be downright shocked if Motte is the closer. He has a high speed fastball with no movement and no other pitches
Perez has been hit pretty hard so far but he has to still be the favorite. My darkhorse canidate is Josh Kinney.
Agreed. One Pitch Motte won't be closing barring the miraculous emergence of a second pitch, though Franklin the forgotten man is still in the mix right behind Perez.
Motte does use a slider, albeit only 10% of the time. Give the kid a break. He only converted to pitching recently and you can't argue with the success that he's had. His minor league K% in ridonculous. I'm sure he will continue to work on that slider some more and be an effective late inning guy for the cards.