Molina & Cardinals making progress

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Monday, February 27th, 2012

They may have lost out on Albert Pujols but there is some good news for St. Louis Cardinals fans. There’s an Opening Day deadline to get an extension done with catcher Yadier Molina and it seems like the two sides are finally making some progress. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the team is now willing to offer a four or five year deal. His agent is hopeful something can now get done.

“We are making progress and hopefully we can work something out,” Molina’s agent, Melvin Roman, said Monday.

Molina, 29, is eligible for free agency at the end of the season. The Cardinals likely are willing to give him a deal of four and possibly five years, sources say. (Ken Rosenthal – FOX Sports)

Rosenthal reports that Molina should get a deal worth about $10 to $12 million annually. That amount doesn’t surprise me one bit and for two reasons.

1.) Bloodlines – Yadier is one of the Molina’s. So you know he is more then solid defensively, easily one of the best of the game.

2.) He’s the one Molina who can hit. In 2011, he had career highs across the board, average, hits, homers, doubles and runs batted in. He batted .305 with 14 homers and 65 rbi, with 32 doubles.

Whatever deal he gets he more then deserves hopefully for Cardinals fans that deal is with St. Louis.

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