Yadier Molina has been the backstop for the Cardinals for many seasons now. Pitchers have come and gone, but there has been one constant member of the battery and he is it. He has seen some things, he knows some stuff, he is good at what he does, and his pitchers appreciate him for it.
While it cannot be quantified entirely, Molina’s presence behind the plate has probably contributed positively to the growth of the young Cardinals pitchers. This includes Carlos Martinez, and Carlos appreciates Molina for it:
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what else is going on in baseball...
- Dodgers beat Giants, extend division lead | MLB.com
- Yordano Ventura pitches Royals past Marlins | MLB.com
- Mookie Betts makes amazing throw from right | redsox.com
- After a ballboy error, the Rays' bullpen picked up some gloves and decided to do the job themselves | MLB.com
- Passion for youth baseball is growing in Argentina. | Sports on Earth
- The Next Stage of Nolan Arenado | FanGraphs Baseball
- Let’s Talk About Ryan Howard | FanGraphs Baseball
- The Royals Are Having the Most Royals Month Ever | FanGraphs Baseball
- Video: Trevor Bauer on Managing His Sinker’s Movement | FanGraphs Baseball
- Tyler Clippard on Beating BABIP and the Limits of FIP | FanGraphs Baseball
- Albert Pujols and David Ortiz hit historic homers | SBNation.com
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- Olympic hero Katie Ledecky threw a ceremonial first pitch while reigning MVP Bryce Harper held all her medals | SBNation.com
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- Chicago White Sox to rename U.S. Cellular Field to Guaranteed Rate Field | South Side Sox
- Is Manny Machado becoming a better investment than Bryce Harper? | Washington Nationals | ESPN
what the cardinals are up to...
- Randal Grichuk's muscle embodies Cardinals' power-first approach | St Louis Cardinals | ESPN
- Hochman: Grichuk trends up after being sent down | Benjamin Hochman | stltoday.com
- Don't Be Blinded by Randal Grichuk's Strikeouts, The Cardinals Need Him | 101Sports.com
- Goold: Pujols swings ahead of his first fan McGwire on home-run list | Derrick Goold: Bird Land | stltoday.com
- Columnist: 'Championship or Bust' Philosophy Is a Joyless Way to Spend a Season | 101Sports.com
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the new york metropolitans
- Bullpen key as Mets defeat Cardinals | MLB.com
- Statcast: Cespedes' leaping grab | MLB.com
- Mets vs. Cardinals Recap: deGrom gets hit around, while the offense is unable to hit | Amazin' Avenue
- Cardinals Take On Mets 8/24/16: A Recap For You | Viva El Birdos
- Mets recall Sean Gilmartin, option Erik Goeddel | Amazin' Avenue
- Seth Lugo, once bedridden for three months, pitching in for Mets | Mets Blog | ESPN
- A New York Mets Community | Amazin' Avenue
the nl central
- Billy Hamilton makes amazing diving catch | reds.com
- Bryzzo Watch -- Kris Bryant or Anthony Rizzo for NL MVP? | ESPN
- Chicago Cubs Willson Contreras, Kyle Hendricks take another step | Chicago Cubs Blog | ESPN
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