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    Chad Mottola

    Forgive me if this is already posted, but I was shocked to find that Mottola is DH'ing for the Jays tonight. He's had 40 MLB at-bats in 10 years since being sent down by the Reds in 1996.

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    Re: Chad Mottola

    Ah...yes...Mottola...the guy we drafted INSTEAD of Derek Jeter....
    For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism.

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    Re: Chad Mottola

    The Jays are probably showcasing him for Jimbo.


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    Re: Chad Mottola

    Quote Originally Posted by MaineRed
    The Jays are probably showcasing him for Jimbo.

    You may be on to something
    For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism.

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    Good luck Chad!

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
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    Re: Chad Mottola

    This is going to interfere with his attempt to set the all-time Syracuse home run record.
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    Livan Hernandez for Chad Mottola. Mark it down.

    Then Jimbo will trade Sorianno for Chris Reitsma.

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    Hahaha.

    I wouldn't doubt it.
    Who's on first?

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    Re: Chad Mottola

    Hey....future Red Jeffrey Hammonds was also taken ahead of Jeter that year by the O's as well....wonder how they feel bout that one? Well probably better since Hammonds was more productive than Mottola.

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    Re: Chad Mottola

    Quote Originally Posted by max venable
    Ah...yes...Mottola...the guy we drafted INSTEAD of Derek Jeter....
    The question is, would Jeter be Jeter had he been a Red?

    I know, I know, if a tree falls in a forest.....

    Oh, and if he was a Red, would you still feel the same way about him? (alot of people don't like him/think he is overrated)
    "And the fact that watching him pitch is like having someone poop on your soul." FCB on Gary Majewski

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    Re: Chad Mottola

    Quote Originally Posted by StillFunkyB

    Oh, and if he was a Red, would you still feel the same way about him? (alot of people don't like him/think he is overrated)
    He's overrated because of his play in the postseason. Had he been a Red, he probably wouldn't have that national stage to play on.
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    Re: Chad Mottola

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan
    He's overrated because of his play in the postseason. Had he been a Red, he probably wouldn't have that national stage to play on.
    Maybe true, but you can't argue his individual numbers. He probably would have been a 2B for us too with Larkin here. And the bottom line here is: Is he better than Chad Matolla?

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    Yes but not better than John Oliver or Pat Watkins?

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    Re: Chad Mottola

    Quote Originally Posted by StillFunkyB
    The question is, would Jeter be Jeter had he been a Red?

    I know, I know, if a tree falls in a forest.....

    Oh, and if he was a Red, would you still feel the same way about him? (alot of people don't like him/think he is overrated)
    I bet he would have never seen above AA as a Red actually. They would have traded him away way before that, especially him being him. So him being a Red probably never would have happened either way. I mean, even below Larkin, we had Pokey Reese and didn't we have Bip Roberts (although I do know that he wasn't homegrown) there for awhile as well????

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    Re: Chad Mottola

    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51
    Maybe true, but you can't argue his individual numbers. He probably would have been a 2B for us too with Larkin here. And the bottom line here is: Is he better than Chad Matolla?
    I remember an interview with Jimbo about that, and he said the plan would have been to move Jeter to CF.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.


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