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Top 10 MLB catchers for 2017

An elite catcher is one of the greatest weapons a team can possess. He factors into every pitch throughout the game, while also controlling the run game, aligning the defense and communicating with the bench. It can be the difference between a good, great and championship level team. So no wonder there are seven World Series titles combined among the players that make the list below...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards confident Molina still among game's elite

Though the Cardinals' core is taking on a more youthful look, Yadier Molina, the longest-tenured member of the organization remains its pillar.
Via Cardinals.com
12 days ago

Carlos Martinez Gets Paid, Leaves Money on Table

The St. Louis Cardinals lack stars. Sure, Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright are well known and remain solid even as they age. Sure, Matt Carpenter has developed into an important member of the club. In terms of big-time production, though, the Cardinals have few options upon which they can reasonably rely. Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections for the Cardinals support this observation...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ride him or rest him? Cardinals ponder how to work Yadi circa 2017

ST. LOUIS -- The offseason discussion surrounding Yadier Molina has long centered on whether the St. Louis catcher should rest more during the season. After Molina played in a career-high 147 games last year, that consideration is in the forefront more than ever for the 34-year-old winner of eight Gold Gloves. So is the awareness that his time as one of the dominant backstops in...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals debating resting Molina more behind the plate

ST. LOUIS (AP) The offseason discussion surrounding Yadier Molina has long centered on whether the St. Louis catcher should rest more during the season. After Molina played in a career-high 147 games last year, that consideration is in the forefront more than ever for the 34-year-old winner of eight Gold Gloves. So is the awareness that his time as one of the dominant backstops...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals-Reds game ends in controversy after umps leave field

The St. Louis Cardinals won their game against the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Thursday in controversial fashion that left Cincinnati highly dissatisfied. The game was tied at 3 entering the bottom of the ninth. Yadier Molina was up with Matt Carpenter on first and two outs in the inning. Molina smacked a ball to deep left field that bounced off the second wall at Busch Stadium. In live...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina does pushups after pitch nearly hits him

St. Louis Cardinals star Yadier Molina arguably is the best defensive catcher of the century, and it appears he’s got a good sense of humor, too. Molina was nearly hit by a pitch in Monday night’s 10-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, and before getting to his feet, he decided to fit in a quick workout. Hey, @Yadimolina04 how are you hitting .333 on the season? #PushUps...
Via NESN.com
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina spots Padres staffer with binoculars, sparks sign-stealing accusations

Yadier Molina sees all on the baseball field. Little argument against that statement exists after the St. Louis Cardinals catcher spotted a man with binoculars inside Petco Park on Sunday, arousing suspicions that the San Diego Padres might be trying to steal opponents’ signs, according to USA Today's Ted Berg. After Padres first baseman Brett Wallace fouled off a pitch in...
Via NESN.com
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina Wants To Be Ready By Opening Day

Family, friends, countryman… I implore you to not encourage Yadier Molina. Recently, Mr. Molina had his hard cast removed and the Cardinals de facto captain immediately pushing all the right buttons with The Nation: “That’s what I want,” said Molina, among several Cards who participated in a voluntary workout Monday. “That’s my goal, obviously. We’ll have to wait and...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina Will Miss At Least 1 Week With A Thumb

Looks like you better move when Cubs slide. Yadier Molina has a slight tear in his thumb ligament on his left hand. He will be out at least one week, at which point he will be re-evaluated by the Cardinals to determine his availability for the postseason. Mozeliak says MRI for Molina shows slight tear in left thumb. Hopeful he can return this season. Will reevaluate next 5-7 days...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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