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Cardinals and Jason Motte reach a two-year deal

Jan 22, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT


Jason Motte has two years of arbitration eligibility. Or, I should say, he had two years of arbitration eligibility. They’re gone now, as he and the Cardinals signed a two-year deal buying them out.

Motte posted a 2.75 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and struck out 86 batters while walking only 17 in 72 innings last season while saving 42 games.

The dollars: Rosenthal reports it’s $12 million plus incentives. But since you don’t write the checks, you don’t care beyond curiosity’s sake, do you?

  1. captainwisdom8888 - Jan 22, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Fact: psychology case studies have shown that people who’s eyes appear very close to the other look like criminals

    Yea that means u motte

    On a real note, this converted catcher can throw some heat, he deserved a deal

    • dcfan4life - Jan 22, 2013 at 7:47 PM

      Did you get your psychological case study from a noname college of fine nothing…in egypt…

  2. okwhitefalcon - Jan 22, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Good deal for both sides it seems.

    Motte down, Freese to go.

    • paperlions - Jan 23, 2013 at 8:11 AM

      ….and scrabble….don’t forget about him (you were trying, weren’t you?).

      • okwhitefalcon - Jan 23, 2013 at 11:42 AM

        Was I that obvious?

        I thought maybe if”forgot” about him the organization maybe would as well.

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