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He's just there, not being especially terrible. That doesn't have a ton of value -- it's called replacement level because the idea is that you can find an equally capable pitcher by trolling the waiver wire -- but after 81 games as a Giant, I realized that I've never thanked Mota for not being Wayne Franklin, Waldis Joaquin, Merkin Valdez, or Osiris Matos. He's not Vinnie Chulk, Erick Threets, or Randy Messenger. He's not Billy Sadler, nor Brandon Medders. He's not even Al Levine.
He's just Guillermo Mota. Which is to say, just a reliever. He comes in a yellow box with "RELIEVER" written in black lettering on the front. He's not bad. He's not good. He just is. By definition, that doesn't have a lot of value -- but he could be a punchline, an anecdote, a pitcher you tell your kids about so they'll go to sleep quicker. I'm glad he's not.