ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Yadier Molina prefers to resign with the St. Louis Cardinals and remain in St. Louis to finish his career according to his brother Bengie who joined Kevin Wheeler on “Sports Open Line” on KMOX.
Many believe that pitcher Adam Wainwright will join Molina wherever he signs, meaning the Cardinals could lose two of the faces of their franchise this offseason.
“These guys are looking to spend the last couple years of their careers in one place,” the elder Molina said on KMOX. “They’ve proven to you that they are valuable to your team between the lines and whatever they bring to the club outside the lines is even more important.”
Bengie said if he owned the Cardinals, he would question if someone else could make the team better than Yadi. He would look at the ERA of the pitchers, what he brings to the defense, and how he helps the young players.
“You don’t want to see them go, but at some-point it will become business no matter who you are,” Bengie continued.
Molina came back from a battle with COVID-19 in 2020 and hit .262 with 4 home runs, 16 RBI and a .662 OPS in 42 games.
Widely considered one of the greatest defensive catchers of all time, Yadier has played his entire 17-year major league career with the Cardinals since his debut on June 3, 2004.