Originally written on STLSportsMinute  |  Last updated 10/30/14
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Pop quiz: Who is the backup catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals? Give up? It's OK, maybe no one else knows either...it's Tony Cruz. Of the 33 games so far this season, Cruz has appeared in just 5. He's a .254 career hitter, which isn't great, but it's tolerable for your backup catcher and is roughly the same as the team's everyday shortstop. I'm not going to spend your time arguing for more playing time for Tony Cruz. Instead let's have a look at the player who's appeared in 32 out of 33 games so far this season, Mr. Yadier Molina. It's been said that when Matheny wanted to give Molina an off day recently, he had to resort to a stunt. He was said to pick up some novelty glasses and approach the subject with Molina by starting off the discussion with "You wouldn't hit a guy with glasses, would you?" It's a funny story, and it does show Matheny is great at dealing with his staff. However, the premise is a little bit troubl...
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