The clock is ticking down for the St. Louis Cardinals, so what are they going to do about Puerto Rican catcher Yadier Molina?
While fans are chanting Yadier Molina for four more years, the St. Louis Cardinals and revered catcher Molina are still in talks about a possible contract extension. SMH! Read on…
LatinoAthlete.com is anxiously awaiting the news on Yadier Molina getting four more years since he is such an incrediable MLB player.
Last week, he was heated, demanding an apology from Orioles outfielder Adam Jones. Now he is in negoitations with the Cardinals. Word is that he and the team are making major progress toward a possible contract extension, but Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak and Molina’s representative continue discussions Monday.
Where do things stand at this point for the Cards catcher?
- Well Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said the club is prepared to make Molina “a significant offer.”
- This will make Molina the highest-paid catchers in the game.
- Molina expressed his extension would allow him to finish his career with the Cardinals.
- That means Molina said he does not want contract talks to spill into the regular season, he wants an agreement by Sunday.
- If not, the he said he would explore free agency at season’s end.
- Note, Molina is entering the final guaranteed year in a five-year extension he signed in 2012.
- That means Yadier has a mutual option for 2018, which means he has the right to walk away.
If a deal goes through, this would be the first “iconic” and high-dollar player of this era to get that chance.
What do you think Molina should do?
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