Yadier Molina Newsbeat
Monday, April 10, 2017
Olney thinks MLB should do something before players get stuck together on a play at the plate:
The folks in uniform, as well as the reporters, could be rescued from this ridiculous dance if Major League Baseball and the players’ association would quickly rewrite the foreign-substance rule. The needed changes would relieve the players of the inevitable and silly accusations of cheating, something that Molina is wading through right now, by providing a cover of legitimacy to a common practice. And this possibility has been discussed by baseball officials who recognize the inconsistency.
The truth is that in every single game—every single game—you can see pitchers break baseball’s existing rule against the use of foreign substances. A lot of pitchers—dozens and dozens and dozens, across both leagues—shave the forearms of their gloved hands and cover that spot with glistening sunscreen or some mix of pine tar. When the pitchers receive a new baseball, or receive a return throw from the catcher, they will quickly wrap their pitching hand around that forearm, to cover their hand in sunscreen to help with their grip.
Can you use sunscreen for night games? What about the darker-skinned players?
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Yadier Molina – an eight-time Gold Glover who never looks foolish behind the plate – tried to block a ball in the dirt. He was successful but didn’t realize it. As he looked around frantically for the ball, he didn’t realize it was somehow stuck to his chest protector.
What is this sorcery?!?
Molina couldn’t do that again if he tried – and he probably won’t. That wild pitch resulted in a strikeout, but Matt Szczur reached first on the folly. Jon Jay followed with a walk, and Kyle Schwarber then crushed a three-run homer to give the Cubs a 5-4 lead.
Posted: April 06, 2017 at 05:26 PM | 39 comment(s)
Friday, March 31, 2017
It’s not my money.
The new three-year deal the St. Louis Cardinals are about to complete to make Yadier Molina the highest-salaried catcher in the game is more about public perception than the team’s usual shrewd approach, but certain players—just a few in each league—force those kinds of mistakes.
The rules are different for franchise icons. They’re different when a player comes up in your organization, professes a love for the team and its city and becomes the face of its two most recent World Series celebrations. Molina was, by those criteria, in a class unlike Matt Holliday, who came up in Colorado, and unlike Albert Pujols, who could have sunk the entire organization if the Cardinals had matched the bloated deal Angels owner Arte Moreno gave him.
Three years of fiscal pain, in other words, is palatable if it keeps your fans happy.
Posted: March 31, 2017 at 07:06 AM | 11 comment(s)
Monday, March 27, 2017
The St. Louis Cardinals and revered catcher Yadier Molina are making major progress toward a possible contract extension, sources tell FanRag Sports. While the current terms being discussed are unknown, Molina was originally seeking a four-year extension, while the team countered with a two-year offer. A deal now appears to be getting close between the two sides.
Posted: March 27, 2017 at 07:23 PM | 22 comment(s)
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Team captain Yadier Molina wants United States outfielder Adam Jones to apologize to Puerto Rico’s players for saying they were planning a postgame party in San Juan before the World Baseball Classic championship game was even played.
Molina made his comments to ESPN’s Marly Rivera during Thursday’s parade in San Juan, less than a day after Jones told MLB Network that Puerto Rico’s postgame plans sounded a little premature and inspired the United States’ dominating 8-0 victory.
Players for Team USA said reports of a planned celebration for Puerto Rico’s team gave them motivation for the WBC final, but Puerto Rico said the celebration would have occurred, win or lose.
“Adam Jones ... is talking about things he doesn’t know about,” Molina told ESPN. “He really has to get informed because he shouldn’t have said those comments, let alone in public and mocking the way [preparations] were made.”
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Mozeliak was not taken aback by the summary he received — Bengie Molina said during a Sirius XM MLB Network Radio interview that Yadier Molina won’t hesitate to enter free agency if the catcher does not receive an extension he deems desirable.
“Can’t you say that about every player?” Mozeliak asked. “I don’t know what’s so weird about that.”
Posted: March 18, 2017 at 09:20 AM | 0 comment(s)
Sunday, March 12, 2017
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina blasted Major League Baseball’s security arrangements for the families of players at the World Baseball Classic in Mexico.
“MLB,,, its a shame that you are more interested in making money and not in the security of our family,” Molina said via his Instagram account. “Its a shame that the players have to be worried about the safety of our family when you were supposed to have security for them,, Horrible organization for the this event, no security for the players family,,, its a shame MLB.”...
During the game, players spilled out of the Puerto Rican team’s dugout to observe a commotion in the stands. Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez later described to reporters a “brawl,” in the family section of the Estadio de Beisbol Charros de Jalisco.
“All I heard was [Puerto Rico manager] Edwin [Rodriguez] saying, ‘Go back to the dugout,’” Baez told reporters. “I thought it was my team, and when I saw the brawl was in the family section, I saw my family and everybody’s family trying to separate and try to be safe. Well, I got a little bit desperate, yes, because I hadn’t seen what happened, but everything was under control. My family said that everything was OK.”
Saturday, February 18, 2017
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