Guillermo Mota
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Guillermo Mota
Guillermo Mota
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 634 of 1043 players
Guillermo Mota
Born: July 25, 1973 at San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.06 Weight: 200

Guillermo Mota was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on November 21, 2007.


First Mets game: August 22, 2006
Last Mets game: September 30, 2007

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August 23, 2006
When Mota first joined the Mets last week, the Mets' gave him Mike Piazza's old locker. When told of this, Mota responded "Mike? Oh, my friend."

His stuff looked good against the Rockies and hopefully his familiarity with Paul LoDuca will help him become another big cog in the Mets' bullpen.

Jamey Bumbalo
September 28, 2006
So far in his brief stint with the Mets he's done great--an ERA under one and plenty of strikeouts. When the Mets acquired him and I saw his horrible stats with his previous club, I wondered what the hell the Mets were thinking. Obviously someone knew what he was doing by getting Mota. He has been phenomenal.

September 28, 2006
Guillermo Mota was initially signed by the Mets in 1997, I think, as a shortstop. Well, his hitting didn't work out too well and he became a pitcher in the Expos organization. He developed a mid-90's heater and his career began taking on what my friend called "Skip Lockwood Lite," where some guy who can field his position, has a great arm, and can't hit becomes a pitcher.

Then he had the famous altercation with Mike Piazza. Twice. The media were comparing Mota's seeming hatred for the Mets to John Rocker's (way overblown). Well, I guess things have changed.

On a funnier note, about two years ago when the Mets picked up Tom Glavine, my Yankee-fan friend once said to me he'd quit rooting for that other team if the Mets ever had a pitching staff consisting of Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Orlando Hernandez, Guillermo Mota, and John Rocker. Too bad we A) don't stand a chance at getting Greg Maddux and B) can't wrangle *that* lousy excuse for a human being [Rocker] out of retirement...

October 20, 2006
I'm commenting pretty quickly after I sent in another one for Guillermo, I know...but did you ever notice how his hat became incredibly dirty all of a sudden? And also that his changeup suddenly has a downward break to it, especially when he adjusts his cap and starts flipping the ball around in his hand? Is it just me, or is his newfound success coming from throwing a shineball? If he's innocent and the hat is a quirk and so is spinning the ball around in his hand, I'm the first one to apologize, but isn't it just a little weird?

Jamey Bumbalo
November 15, 2006
A 50-game suspension for substance usage, or whatever the correct term is... what a disappointment. Mota performed so well for the Mets after his acquisition, and now this. I guess we can't count on him for next year.

December 6, 2006
My first reaction after hearing of Mota's testing positive was, "why could this not have happened three weeks ago?" He was great down the stretch, however, this guy stunk in the playoffs and is the main reason we lost game 2 of the NLCS.

August 5, 2007
Omar should never have re-signed him. He performed will last year due to steriods and then was awful in playoffs. We all know why Omar re-signed Mota. He is a complete disaster.

August 17, 2007
Probably the worst pickup of Omar's tenure here. Mota without roids is worse than Mel Rojas was. The fact that Willie continues to use him mystifies me.

September 16, 2007
What was Omar thinking?? Two years for a roid head? I guess the karma Gods paid him back for cheating.

September 17, 2007
Worst pitcher in baseball bar none. Yet Willie continues to use him in key spots. Makes you wonder what he's thinking.

September 17, 2007
Enough is enough! I would have loved it if Guillermo succeeded after his known problems and suspension but Willie must realize this guy is a liability, at least we now have Joe Smith back, he can help in October, granted we don't blow the lead in the next few days.

flushing flash
October 4, 2007
Congratulations to Mr. Mota, winner of the tenth annual Mel Rojas Award for the worst reliever on the Mets pitching squad! Honorable mention to Messrs. Sele and Schoeneweis who gave Bill a run for his money.

October 13, 2007
I don't care what we get for this guy, a bag of beans, and a turkey sandwich, I don't want to see this guy in a met uniform in 2008.

November 21, 2007
Good riddance to bad rubbish...

The 2008 Mets thankfully won't have to worry about Mota. He was sent packing to the Milwaukee Brewers for catcher Johnny Estrada. Considering Estrada is just a one-year commitment and also the fact that I didn't think we'd get anything more than dried out dog feces for Mota in a trade, well, I guess Omar Minaya still has a little bit of 2006 left in him. I guess he sold the Brewers on the fact that Mota wasn't Mel Rojas reincarnated when he got the first batter out and then pitched only one inning...then again, considering the Brewers picked up Mota to be an innings eater, well...ya gotta feel for for the fans of the Brew Crew...

Shickhaus Franks
December 6, 2007
Isn't it ironic that Mr. Mota got traded to the Milwaukee Brewers!! Think about how he was such a "POTSIE" on the mound in 2007. Btw, the Brewers come to Shea in mid-April and wouldn't it be great if he came into the game and the Mets rough him up for at least 5 runs!!!!

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