I hate that Chris Perez is on the shelf with a shoulder injury -- and I sure hope that it's not serious.
But I must admit that I am excited about the possibility of Jason Motte getting a serious chance to win the closer job.
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Both Perez and Motte have power fastballs needed to get the job done. But Motte seems to have a little extra that Perez doesn't, namely an intimidating demeanor and a nasty attitude toward hitters.
Motte is said to have worked on a second out pitch over the off-season that dramatically improved his arsenal. I can't wait to see it.