Quick Hits: Gonzalez, Mota, Red Sox

Brewers shortstop Alex Gonzalez has torn his right ACL and is expected to miss the rest of the season, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (Twitter links). It's another setback for the Brewers, who have also lost Mat Gamel and Chris Narveson to season-ending injuries. Gonzalez's vesting option for 2013 is no longer in play, as Haudricourt notes. Here are today's links…


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23 Comments on "Quick Hits: Gonzalez, Mota, Red Sox"


CyYoungSuppan
3 years 3 months ago

This week was pretty terrible for us Brewers fans… :(

3 years 3 months ago

As much as Alex Gonzalez has to HATE not being able to help his team. If you HAD to have an ACL tear cost you a year, at least it’s right after you get a baby you can now help and spend time with.

55saveslives
3 years 3 months ago

Mota should get a refund.  They didn’t help!
Hope we cut him!!

Tony DiQuattro
3 years 3 months ago

I doubt they will. I’m Pretty sure it’s an unpaid suspension.

johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

It’s almost funny.. Early in the season the BP was Boston’s problem and now it’s the least of their worries with so many options and both Melencon plus Alex Wilson at Pawtucket. Should say sickening if not funny…

johnsmith4
3 years 3 months ago

Not sure which way you tilt if we add Darnell McDonald to your list.

LifelongMets
3 years 3 months ago

Hasn’t Mota learned not to use PED’s after the first suspension in ’07?

3 years 3 months ago

Giants should give Mota a one way ticket back home.

Leonard Washington
3 years 3 months ago

MLBTR should have made a post today about how Sale is becoming the closer for the White Sox. Easily the most puzzling move I have seen in baseball in a long time.  Guy was doing excellent in the rotation and could have been a number 1 or 2 for years to come instead they mess with a good thing for seemingly no reason. “Hey i’m making Sale the closer.” “Why? Sale has been great, and Reed has yet to yield a single run. This move would push him to seventh inning duty?” “Well….because.” Ventura is screwing up here. 

wickedkevin
3 years 3 months ago

I can’t believe the Kevin Cash autograph may be more valuable than the Buchholz autograph on my Sox hat.

Tko11
Tko11
3 years 3 months ago

Noooo

chico65
3 years 3 months ago

That’s just wicked, Kevin.

johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

 Think Kevin is listening to “Band on the Run” whenever Bucholz is pitching of late Chico.

chico65
3 years 3 months ago

I was thinking “Will you still love me tomorrow” might be more fitting. 

johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

 LOL. Yeah.. That’d fit also.. Kevin.. How long have I picked on that beatles logo bro… :-)

wickedkevin
3 years 3 months ago

You make me never want to change it.  Tomorrow never knows…

3 years 3 months ago

I kind of feel bad for Mota. Clen is a fat loss drug, so he was likely using it purely for appearance, not performance.

Infield Fly
3 years 3 months ago

Clen is a fat loss drug, so he was likely using it purely for appearance, not performance.

Actually it’s also a stimulant, which is the most likely reason why a pro athlete would take it.

As for appearance, I don’t know why Mota would need to worry, being tall and reasonably trim (well, OK…maybe pudgy around the middle, but not a blob). Anyway, I think we can safely assume he was trying to get an edge….again.

johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

” I think we can safely assume he was trying to get an edge….again.”

Getting an edge at almost 40 (yeah, 38 close enough) played for 8
teams and well traveled.. We have to think he was after something no
probably legitimate.

I watched a SFG game earlier this year and while Moto doesn’t throw
upper 90’s as he did when he was a young man, he still can get it up
there 93-94. Hard to think any of those banned substances could/would
allow him to go more than a couple of innings, nor make him throw 96+
again.

Infield Fly
3 years 3 months ago

Hard to think any of those banned substances could/would allow him to go more than a couple of innings, nor make him throw 96+ again.

Oh yeah, and to that I want to add that based on how often he has been caught, it is hard or me to believe that the 96+ he was throwing was really all his to begin with!  o_0

johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

 So true!!

In WW2, Theodor Morell was known as “reichsminister of the imperial needle” for his injections to a certain high profile person of various concoctions. Perhaps Mota also thinks he can keep running with an empty tank, well past time to shut it all down and just disappear?

liquid4head
3 years 3 months ago

Mota just needs to appeal and accuse the lab of not handling his sample properly like Braun did.  That is what everyone should do.  Precedence.

Leonard Washington
3 years 3 months ago

First off Sale is taking over today officially. Second I know it was announced days ago but it was never really touched on here which was the point of commenting on it. Third what is the full story? Tender elbow? Lots of starters have injuries they just hit the DL then come back to starting. He has proven he can start thus far, so throwing him in the pen at the first glimpse of trouble seems severely premature. What makes the White Sox think throwing heat 3-4 out of seven nights will serve his elbow better??? Is there any scientific fact that says throwing hard often is better than throwing hard longer, but less frequently??? I think your coming on a little hard, when this is something that is legitimately very questionable.