Saturday, July 30, 2011
Time: 10 Days
Address: c/o St. Louis Cardinals
Item Sent: 2009 Topps Heritage, 2010 Topps
Item Received: 2009 Topps Heritage, 2010 Topps. Both signed in blue Sharpie.
Jason Motte has been the Cardinals closer-in-waiting for three years now. After putting up very solid numbers across the board in 2010, he figured to be next in line should Ryan Franklin falter. When Franklin inevitably did fall, though, Motte found himself bypassed by a corps of less experienced arms. He has excelled in a sixth-seventh inning row, but I still feel he'll eventually find himself in the ninth.