Let’s take a look at a former Cardinal that Cardinals’ fans can finally root for again. Jason Motte got himself out of Chicago when Cardinals’ fans disdain for the Cubs is at an all time high, and good for him. However, Motte has gotten himself back into another hitter’s parks with Colorado. Motte hasn’t had the best of luck returning from Tommy John surgery, as his sub 3.00 ERA hasn’t returned and he is allowing many more runners, as his WHIP is up quite a bit from his 2012 season.
Motte was signed by the Rockies, as they attempt to build a hard fastball throwing pitching staff to help avert the thin Colorado air that makes baseballs go a long way. While the Rockies aren’t going to go anywhere this season, an attempt to rebuild their pitching staff is the way they need to go, and it will be good to root for Motte again, and it is good that he is avoiding all of that ridiculousness going on in Chicago right now.
The neat thing about this is that Motte will get to touch another area with his awesome charity and personality, the man does the most he can with his foundation and his heart. This is something that is truly special to see. Motte is a great guy and I am sure that the Denver area will love him, as he continues with his foundation. I expect Motte to be a must follow on twitter, and to bring a fun environment to the Rockies clubhouse and bullpen.
The projections aren’t favorable for Motte right now, as Steamer has his ERA jumping to 4.15 and his WHIP jumping to 1.308, but hopefully Motte bucks the predictions and has a good season for the Rockies.
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