The Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has been hitting it up in the National League. With 4hrs, 15rbis, and a .316 average, Molina is easily one of the best hitters in the National League. If he keeps up these numbers, he will have a huge career year. His best year was in 2011, he had 14hrs, 65rbis, and hit .305 . Long considered the best catcher in baseball, this year he could be considered as one of the best PLAYERS in baseball. In the offseason, Yadi signed a 5 year, $75 million contract extension. Cardinals fans were elated when they heard of the contract, because he is easily the best catcher that the Cardinals have ever had, maybe for all of baseball. I believe that Yadi, if he keeps up these numbers for the rest of the career, will easily get a ticket to Cooperstown.
Tonight is baseballs opening night with the Cardinals and Marlins going head to head. This is getting me excited not only because its opening night but because it is a game between the reigning World Champs and bseballs most improved team! Tomorrow we will have highlights and photos along with articles for those who didnt get to see it.
David & Andrew
One of the things that is most exciting about opening day is that you always see the two teams best pitchers. C.C Sabathia will be going against Justin Verlander on opening day. Stephen Strausburg and Matt Garza will also go head to head in the opener. The Cardinals will likely pitch Adam Wainwright and the Reds Johnny Cueto or Mat Latos. It is always exciting to see how these pitchers perform. Which of these pitchers do you think will out-do the rest?
The Detroit Tigers made a shocking move on Tuesday signing free agent slugger Prince Fielder for reportedly 9 years and 214 million dollars. Once again the mystery team comes out with the prize. Soon it will most likely be proven that mystery teams tend to win. Here’s some proof right now– take Cliff Lee for example. He hit the free agent market before the 2011 season; every one said it would be the Rangers or Yankees that would get Lee. Then out of nowhere come the Phillies and just like that they have him for 5 years. Albert Pujols is another example. He was sure to go back to the Cardinals. I read the article saying that the Marlins took back their bid, but there was still a mystery team in the bidding. I went back to the home page and saw that Albert’s on the Angles for 10 years and the second largest contract in history! It just goes to show all GM’s not to reveal their off season plans if they want to improve their team .
The Cardinals made a big splash yesterday by signing one of the games most well known stars. The signing was for two years and $ 25 million.The signing should help to fill the gap left by All Time great Albert Pujols.