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Cubs | Jason Motte lands on DL

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:45:58 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jason Motte (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, Aug. 24, with a right shoulder strain.

Fantasy Tip: Hector Rondon has been seeing most save chances anyway and should be the unquestioned guy for now.

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Cubs | Jason Motte blows save Friday

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:39:30 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jason Motte suffered his first blown save of the season against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, July 24. He allowed one run on two hits over one inning of work.

Fantasy Tip: Motte had converted his first six save opportunities since assuming the closing job in Chicago. His job is safe for now but repeated ninth-inning collapses could lead to Rafael Soriano or another internal candidate receiving an opportunity to close games.

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Cubs | Jason Motte earns save Wednesday

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:08:09 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jason Motte earned his sixth save in as many opportunities against the Cincinnati Reds in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday, July 22. He struck out two batters and allowed one hit in one scoreless inning of work.

Fantasy Tip: It was only Motte's third save of the month, although he has pitched well enough where he shouldn't be in danger of losing the ninth-inning job anytime soon. He is 7-1 with a 2.63 ERA through 43 games this season.

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Cubs | Jason Motte the closer

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:14:58 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jason Motte is the Cubs' closer.

Fantasy Tip: Motte has just two saves this month, and his 5.97 K/9 is the lowest of his career. However, he needs to be owned in most leagues where saves are prevalent.

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Cubs | Jason Motte earns another save

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:43:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jason Motte earned his second save of the season over the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, June 22, but he allowed a run on two hits (one home run) in an inning of work. Both RPs Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon pitched scoreless innings before Motte was used.

Fantasy Tip: Joe Maddon is clearly going with a closer-by-committee right now that includes Rondon, Motte and Strop, and you should consider them fantasy-relevant in that order. Rafael Soriano's presence on the major league roster after the All-Star break could further complicate the picture.

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Cubs | Pedro Strop was unavailable Sunday

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 10:15:55 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Pedro Strop, who secured the save over the Washington Nationals Saturday, June 6, was unavailable to pitch in a save situation Sunday, June 7, so RP Jason Motte recorded the save. RP Hector Rondon has temporarily been removed from the closer role by manager Joe Maddon, and he pitched the "less stressful" eighth inning Sunday. "I'll just wait till that day," said Maddon, who more than once employed a closer-by-committee approach while managing in Tampa Bay. "I'm not opposed to that method, either." Motte said he's comfortable pitching in any role, and after a year removed from Tommy John surgery, he's throwing harder than ever before.

Fantasy Tip: Closer-by-committees are always hard to judge for fantasy owners trying to nail down saves. Rondon should be kept in all leagues, since Maddon seems open to handing the job back to him. However, both Strop and Motte deserve attention from those scrounging for saves in all formats, too, with Strop probably more deserving as your first target.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Sun-Times - Gordon Wittenmyer

Cubs | Hector Rondon out of closer role

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 07:57:10 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Hector Rondon is no longer the team's designated closer as manager Joe Maddon said the last three innings were no longer defined. RPs Pedro Strop and Jason Motte recorded saves over the weekend.

Fantasy Tip: If Rondon is being given a breather, Strop has better stuff than Motte. Motte has never regained the upper-90's gas he had before Tommy John surgery and is hittable. Pick up Strop if you're save speculating.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jacob Emert

Cubs | Jason Motte picks up save

Sun, 07 Jun 2015 18:37:50 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jason Motte pitched a perfect ninth inning for his first save since 2012 in a 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals Sunday, June 7.

Fantasy Tip: Chicago's normal closer, Hector Rondon, pitched the eighth, and while his demotion could just be temporary, Motte is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues if you are hunting for saves.

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Cubs | Jason Motte incentives

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:40:45 -0800

Chicago Cubs RP Jason Motte will receive a $4.5 million base salary for 2015, and he can earn $250,000 each for appearing in 60 and 65 games. He will also receive $250,000 apiece for finishing his 50th through 59th games.

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Cubs | Jason Motte officially signs with Cubs

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:52:24 -0800

Free-agent RP Jason Motte (Cardinals) officially signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Chicago Cubs. Motte can earn $2.5 million in incentives.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal