May 13, 2021

Cardinals Notes: Molina, Southpaws, Carpenter (MLB Trade Rumors)


The latest out of the Cardinals’ camp…

  • Yadier Molina intends to finish his career as a Cardinal, though the longtime catcher won’t insist on a starting role throughout the life of a potential new contract with St. Louis.  According to The Athletic’s Mark Saxon (subscription required), Molina “has informed club officials he would be willing to take a reduced role in the second season of an extension.”  This would represent the 2022 campaign, as Molina is entering the final year of his current contract.  Given that Molina will be 39 years old on Opening Day 2022, moving into a part-time or backup role at that late stage of his career isn’t really a surprise, aside from the fact that Molina has always been such a workhorse behind the plate.  Molina has the seventh-most games played (1947) as a catcher in baseball history, and with three more seasons, could potentially pass Carlton Fisk (2226) for second on the all-time list.  Andrew Knizner and Ivan Herrera are the two top young…



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