Cubs and Cardinals Illustrate Need for Computerized Strike Calls

If the weekend has shown us anything about the Cubs and the Cardinals, it is the stark contrast in one talent between the two catchers: pitch framing.  Welington Castillo, while a much improved defensive player, is still deficient in this one critical area of the game.  Yadier Molina, on the other hand, has made making balls look like strikes an art form. Funny thing about this...
Via World Series Dreaming
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina If He Looked Like Kenny Powers

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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals strike early, down Pirates 6-1

PITTSBURGH -- Yadier Molina hit his second homer of the season, Jhonny Peralta added a late two-run shot and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Saturday night. Molina finished 2 for 4 and his solo homer in the sixth gave the Cardinals plenty of cushion as they bounced back from a 12-2 loss on Friday night by jumping on Pittsburgh ace Francisco Liriano (0-1...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wainwright picks up 100th career win with a little help from an old friend

For Yadier Molina to be the star of Adam Wainwright's 100th career win was fitting. After all, Molina was behind the plate nearly seven years ago when Wainwright won his first start, giving up one run over seven innings in a 4-2 victory at Houston. Molina since has caught most of Wainwright's wins -- and losses. The two have developed such a rapport there are times when Molina...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina’s health might be even more important to St. Louis Cardinals in 2014

Perennial Gold Glove Award-winning catcher Yadier Molina is the most valuable player on the St. Louis Cardinals for a myriad of reasons, but his biggest value in 2014 might be simply his ability to squat behind home plate nearly every day. Molina obviously provides incredible value to the Cardinals with his superb defense that includes an uncanny ability to throw out baserunners...
Via i70baseball
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Back to the Diamond: 2014 Awards & Playoffs Predictions

This is it: Saturday, Mar. 29 serves as the last day without baseball until the end of the season in October. To celebrate the end of the dreaded offseason, let’s continue with my series of predictions and projections for the upcoming 2014 season. With the fate of the National League and the American League now decided, let’s start by looking at who will bring home some of the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB preview: best players by position – NL Central

The NL Central fields one of the best divisions in all of baseball, as evidenced by three teams making the postseason a year ago. The St. Louis Cardinals have owned the NLCS for the past three years, winning it all in 2011, making it to game 7 of the 2012 NLCS and appearing in the World Series last season. The Cincinnati Reds are hoping to make its fourth postseason appearance in...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending Yadier Molina as #1 Catcher (fantasy baseball rankings discussion)

Chris Meaney on Yadier Molina as his top catcher Chris: In the early version of my own ranks I had Buster Posey as my #2 catcher and Yadier Molina at #1. As we progress toward the season, I’ve talked myself out of it. You’re holding strong. Sway me back in your direction. It really is a tossup between Buster Posey and Yadier Molina. I’ve been a Molina owner the past two fantasy...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals is the National League’s Most Valuable Player

In 2006, when the St. Louis Cardinals were clinging to the division lead in a year in which they would eventually win the World Series, they had a young player who was struggling offensively with a batting average around .200.  Then-manager Tony LaRussa defended that player and stated that the player could hit .000 for the year, and he would still put him in the lineup every day...
Via isportsweb.com
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Molina thought he'd be a Red

Yadier Molina has only played for one baseball team, but the St. Louis Cardinals catcher says he thought he'd be playing for another franchise.

Via Redlegs Review
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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