Yadier Molina Contract Extension??

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    jj-cf-stl
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    SEA will probably give Murphy a chance to re-establish his value
    COL looks STL type of thin at catcher

    If MIA views themselves as a contender, catcher needs attention, but how willing would they be to spend after tendering Alfaro for 2.1mil
    Wallach was forced in as their postseason catcher and they did have interest in Contreras this winter, fwiw.

    COL, MIA and STL could be markets for Yadi, but none are viewed as “spending”, yet.

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    Brian Walton
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    In other words, nobody has any idea when… Though the one-year offer is noteworthy…

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    Nigel T
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    Why would you sign Yadi before he is done playing this winter. If Yadi does have a second updated offer, his re-signing seems quite probable.

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    Brian Walton
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    In a media call this morning, Wainwright was asked about Yadi. He said that Molina’s market was slower to develop than Yadi thought it would. He also said the same thing I have been saying – that other teams thought the two would return to St. Louis. (Yet Waino got a number of good offers, he said.)

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    I’m hopeful molina signs, I think he should be willing to take more days off. You almost have to think this year is it and the Cardinals have to have a viable replacement which means that person needs to see some action this year. I guess we could try to get someone during next off-season via trade or free agency.

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    If Molina wants to play he will play. I don’t see any way that will change. Yadi is allergic to the pine.

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    Nothing like livin’ on the edge for Mozeliak. If Yadi would have signed elsewhere by now, Mo would have been screwed. With Arenado coming to St. Louis, and Carlson emerging, this is a championship team. With due respect to Knizner, there’s no way he should be the starting catcher. Yadier Molina should be the starting catcher.

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    At this point Molina should pretty much sign whatever the Cardinals stick in front of him.

    He has to be set, set, set financially, he’s an icon in StL, Wainwright is back in the fold, and the team is finally in a position to contend again – from his standpoint; what’s not to like?

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    QUESTION…….

    Does playing winter ball help or hurt Molina? Seems like it would add more stress and time on his legs and take away from what he has left in the tank.

    Or is it not even worth mentioning, not really a consideration, and not a big deal at all?

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    To date, Molina has not caught, so the risk of injury is lessened. But getting hurt would be the biggest concern, I think. I guess he is trying to show other teams he is good shape and ready to go.

    It is also a big deal to Puerto Rico if they win, though that is probably not his primary consideration.

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    Yeah, I read that Molina is their DH

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    Imagine the Cards going deep into post-season. What is it worth at that moment to have Molina on the roster? And how much difference does in make how long it takes him to get down to first? It sounds like Mo is on the right page with this.

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    Agent kicking up some dust via Casino Jon to get the Cards to raise their ante?

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    I think the Caribbean Series final game is tonight, anybody have an update?

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    Brian Walton
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    #153820
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    I really hope some people have the balls to sit Molina on a regular basis in order to give Knizner plenty of playing time this year.

    r/Esteemed Rat

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    Seemd good. I’m not really fond of knizner. I know he can hit a bit but I believe in having a better defensive catcher than offensive. Catcher position has been one of our strengths going back to the nineties, going to seem odd after molina is gone.

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    $9M…how much of that is the legacy bonus? A little higher than I expected but not much.

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    Reasonable salary and the best catcher option left on the market.

    #153828
    Brian Walton
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    Now official. But the team’s press release writer must have the evening off…

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    Nigel T
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    I want to develop play ers, but Yadi playing 140 games grinding to a WS championship is far more desirable than making sure your young catcher has a solid chance to hit .278. People should think about what would truly be great, and dream on that instead of back up catcher development.

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