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Feb 17, 2017
Rotoworld
Yadier Molina has left Cardinals camp in order to go to his native Puerto Rico to be honored.
Viva El Birdos 1 hour ago
Cardinals news and notes: 2017, Podcast, Draft, Yadier Molina, Dexter Fowler

Cardinals news and notes: 2017, Podcast, Draft, Yadier Molina, Dexter Fowler

Recapping Wednesday’s happenings at VEB. Here’s a recap of Wednesday’s action at Viva El Birdos: Viva El Birdos Podcast: Episode 72 — In the latest installment of the Viva El Birdos podcast, Aaron Schafer (aka the red baron) and I joined John and Heather to discuss the Cardinals’ top prospects. If you have any interest in the team’s farm system or are eager to learn, I encourage you to tune in! 2017 Draft Preview No. 2: Starting off Sinister — The red baron strikingly examined three left-handed pitchers who are in the upcoming draft class for this June. Comps for the 2017...
Viva El Birdos 20 hours ago
2017 VEB Community Projections: Yadier Molina

2017 VEB Community Projections: Yadier Molina

Yadi carried a heavy load and performed well last year. Can he repeat? Heading into the 2016 season, there was a fair amount of pessimism regarding Yadier Molina. He hit just .270/.310/.350 with an 80 wRC+. Molina had built up a lot of miles behind the plate and at 33 years old, there was reason to wonder just how much Molina had left in the tank. The VEB Community was fairly pessimistic about Molina as well. He responded with his best-hitting season since 2013, putting up a .307/.360/.427 line with a 113 wRC+. The Cardinals have given up pretending that they are going to find Molina more...
Ortiz: Cardinals prospects motivated by Molina

Ortiz: Cardinals prospects motivated by Molina

All three of the Cardinals’ young catchers in their first big league camp have a story about Molina.
MLB Daily Dish Feb 18, 2017
Yadier Molina, Cardinals discussing contract extension

Yadier Molina, Cardinals discussing contract extension

The veteran catcher is seeking catching depth. The Cardinals have started extension talks with veteran catcher Yadier Molina and are hoping to reach an agreement before the end of spring training, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman. Molina, 34, had a productive 2016 campaign, hitting .307/.360/.427 with eight home runs 58 RBIs over 147 games. Molina is entering the final season of the five-year deal he signed before 2013. Though Molina has proven to be a valuable catching option, the Cardinals could end up using Molina a first base in the future. Catching prospect Carson Kelly will...
MLB Trade Rumors Feb 18, 2017

Yadier Molina, Cardinals Have Had Preliminary Extension Talks

Catcher Yadier Molina and the Cardinals have had preliminary talks about an extension, Fan Rag’s Jon Heyman reports. Cards GM John Mozeliak says that if the two sides can hammer out a deal, they would like to complete it before the start of the season, as is frequently the goal with extension talks. Last month, MLB.com’s…
Red Bird Rants Feb 17, 2017

St. Louis Cardinals: Why Yadier Molina Should Be Extended

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina enters 2017 on the last year of his current contract. According to reports, the team has entered preliminary extension talks with the 34-year old backstop. For years, St. Louis Cardinals fans have been spoiled with the play of Yadier Molina. Since his debut in 2004, Molina has earned eight […] St. Louis Cardinals: Why Yadier Molina Should Be Extended - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Viva El Birdos Feb 17, 2017
Facebook Live Episode #23: The Trevor Rosenthal Starting Question

Facebook Live Episode #23: The Trevor Rosenthal Starting Question

I answered your questions in a video chat Once again, I chatted away on a Facebook video ahead of the weekend. I talked a bunch about Trevor Rosenthal potentially starting, some on Alex Reyes’ injury, a little on Yadier Molina’s role going forward, mixed in a little bit on Mike Matheny and the bullpen as well. I didn’t get to all of your questions because they didn’t seem to be loading right, but for those who asked questions not answered, I answered them over on our Facebook page. Thanks again to everyone who participated. Your questions are much appreciated. Comments, concerns,...
Scout Feb 17, 2017

Cardinals Start Extension Talks with Molina

Yadier Molina could be locked up for the future in St. Louis.
Rotoworld Feb 17, 2017

Yadier Molina in Puerto Rico to be honored - Yadier Molina (C) St Louis Cardinals

Yadier Molina has left Cardinals camp in order to go to his native Puerto Rico to be honored.
Viva El Birdos Feb 17, 2017
Revisiting the possibility of Yadier Molina at first base

Revisiting the possibility of Yadier Molina at first base

Could the offensively resurgent, defensively declining Cardinals catching legend be a candidate to slide down the defensive spectrum? Two years ago, Craig Edwards wrote a post for Viva El Birdos titled “Yadier Molina should not play first base”, in which he outlined the various good reasons why Yadier Molina, coming off of a down offensive season (his wRC+ of 102, while still slightly above league average, paled in comparison to his previous three seasons of 126, 138, and 133) but still an elite defensive catcher, should remain at catcher. I agreed with Craig at the time and I agree...
Viva El Birdos Feb 14, 2017
Your favorite Cardinals duos - A Hunt and Peck

Your favorite Cardinals duos - A Hunt and Peck

Love is in the air! It is Valentine’s Day - the day of the year dedicated to sending your affection to those that you love in monetary and generally clique ways! It is lovely and to celebrate here are my favorite Cardinals duos or couples, if you will... Dizzy and Daffy Dean Stan Musial and Red Schoendienst Photo by Jamie Squire/ Carlos Martínez and Michael Wacha Your browser does not support iframes. Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright Did I miss any?...
Red Bird Rants Feb 14, 2017

St. Louis Cardinals: Yadier Molina Ranked 6th Among Catchers by MLB Network

MLB Network issued its top 10 rankings for catchers as Spring Training begun today. St. Louis Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina landed sixth on the 2017 list. St. Louis Cardinals star catcher Yadier Molina ranked second on MLB Network’s 2013 list and first on the 2012 list, was ranked 7th at the beginning of last season. The St. […] St. Louis Cardinals: Yadier Molina Ranked 6th Among Catchers by MLB Network - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Arch Authority Feb 13, 2017

St. Louis Cardinals: Evaluating All the Catchers in This Year’s Camp

Yadier Molina is extremely secure as the Cardinals’ starting catcher, but will his backup be Carson Kelly or Eric Fryer? As has been the case every year since 2005, Yadier Molina will enter spring training as the St. Louis Cardinals’ starting catcher, and he’s once again very secure in that role. But for the first time […] St. Louis Cardinals: Evaluating All the Catchers in This Year’s Camp - Arch Authority - Arch Authority - A St. Louis Sports Site - Cardinals, Rams, Blues, and more!
Red Bird Rants Feb 10, 2017

St. Louis Cardinals: The Rock of Team Puerto Rico

St. Louis Cardinals catcher, Yadier Molina, will once again be Team Puerto Rico’s primary backstop. On March 6th, Yadier Molina will begin another quest with Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. Alongside former St. Louis Cardinals, Carlos Beltran, the two veterans will once again represent the island nation for a fourth consecutive Classic. They […] St. Louis Cardinals: The Rock of Team Puerto Rico - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Viva El Birdos Feb 9, 2017
Carpenter, Molina, Martínez, and others are officially participating in the World Baseball Classic - A Hunt and Peck

Carpenter, Molina, Martínez, and others are officially participating in the World Baseball Classic - A Hunt and Peck

The last few weeks players have been committing to participate in the World Baseball Classic. Last night, the rosters were revealed and eleven Cardinals made the final cut: Rowan Wick Canada Carlos Martínez Dominican Republic Alex Reyes Dominican Republic Alberto Rosario Dominican Republic Corey Baker Israel Ryan Sherriff Isreal Trey Nielsen Italy Yadier Molina Puerto Rico Seung-Hwan Oh South Korea Brett Cecil United States Matt Carpenter United States Pool play begins Monday, March 6! Good luck to the Birdos! 2017 World Baseball Classic rosters unveiled |...

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