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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Charity work, singing lessons had a hand in Waino’s decision to return to Cardinals

Jumping ahead….

The 2020 season is also the last covered under the contract of Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, whose close relationship with Wainwright has led each to describe the other as a brother at various times. Wainwright said Tuesday that he and Molina hadn’t had any formal conversations about “riding off into the sunset upon retirement,” before hastily adding that his daughter Macee is planning for a future which includes the two families sharing one oversized roof.

Sources have intimated that Molina may be seeking an extension to his contract and would likely be willing to accept a pay cut from his current $20 million-per-year salary in order to complete such a deal.

If Molina does sign an extension in St. Louis, it’s unclear whether Wainwright would plan to join him for 2021 or beyond. Wainwright joked Tuesday that his representation approached the Cardinals about a guaranteed six-year pact but conceded that “at the moment we are going year to year and with the likelihood of this probably being it.”

He added, “but who knows how those things work, man?”

Seems a bit optimistic, doesn’t it?

 

QLE Posted: November 14, 2019 at 12:24 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cardinals, contracts, yadier molina

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   1. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: November 14, 2019 at 02:21 PM (#5901165)
Never heard him sing, but he can't be worse than Rufus Wainwright.
   2. I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape Posted: November 14, 2019 at 03:25 PM (#5901192)
Never heard him sing, but he can't be worse than Rufus Wainwright.


But surely worse than Loudon (III) and Martha
   3. Howie Menckel Posted: November 14, 2019 at 09:07 PM (#5901274)
just remembered that Wainwright was once a top Braves prospect who was traded to the Cardinals in 2003 with Jason Marquis and Ray King for J.D. Drew and Eli Marrero.

I can forgive the parents of one Raymond King for not considering that his first name inevitably would be shortened in real life.

But not those of a guy who used to know who - no kidding - was born Michael Hunt.

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