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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Yadier Molina Undergoes Second Thumb Surgery - MLB Trade Rumors

Thumbs down on Molina’s 2016 season.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 17, 2015 at 06:17 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: cardinals, yadier molina

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Cardinals sign Pena to back up Molina : Sports

Yadier gets a new caddy.

The Cardinals finalized a two-year deal with veteran catcher Brayan Pena on Monday and installed him as the latest backup for Gold Glove-winning catcher Yadier Molina.

Pena’s contract is worth $5 million over its two years, a source confirmed.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 01, 2015 at 01:08 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: brayan pena, cardinals, yadier molina

Friday, October 09, 2015

Molina is ‘ready to go’ : Sports

All hands on deck!

Jim Furtado Posted: October 09, 2015 at 06:49 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: cardinals, playoffs, yadier molina

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Cardinals explain the Molina factor : Sports

That is because he is many things for the Cardinals. Simmons told the Cardinals’ Gameday Magazine that Molina “could be the pitching coach, he could be the hitting coach and he could be the manager … (and) still be the catcher.” Molina is the “added brainpower out there for us,” general manager John Mozeliak said. For pitchers, Molina is a confidence reservoir. Young pitchers, like Michael Wacha, have described how Molina comes to the mound to recharge them, relax them or redirect them. Wacha admitted that sometimes “a little butt-chewing is what gets me going.” Few are as good at shepherding a pitcher through October as Molina.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 07, 2015 at 12:36 PM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: cardinals, playoffs, yadier molina

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Yadier Molina: The constant in the Cardinals’ decade of dominance

“I’ll put it to you this way,” former Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons, now a Seattle Mariners special assistant, told USA TODAY Sports. “Molina could be the manager of the team. He could be the pitching coach. He could be the hitting coach. And he could catch the game.

“I’m convinced he could do all four of those things at the same time. His awareness is unparalleled to anybody in today’s game.

“And if you go strictly by defense,” says Simmons, a member of the Cardinals Hall of Fame, “he’s the best catcher I’ve ever seen in my life. Ever.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 10, 2015 at 09:54 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: cardinals, yadier molina

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Pirates’ sloppy fielding leads to 4-2 loss to Cardinals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gerrit Cole sounds like a good teammate.

For Cole (14-6), this one had a little extra sting. The budding ace of the Pirates staff had hoped to be the difference against the first-place Cardinals. After the game, he didn’t spend a spare word blaming his defense. The biggest mistakes, he said, were his.

“Those guys are fighting their [butt] off every night just like I am,” he said. “I don’t look at it like they let me down. … There’s no defense for balls pulled over the plate or line drives crushed into the outfield. There’s no defense for that.”

Jim Furtado Posted: August 13, 2015 at 09:29 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: cardinals, gerrit cole, pirates, yadier molina

 

 

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