Discussion in 'Pro SPORTS Forum' started by VampMuse, Oct 15, 2013.
Yeah because I would just as easily argue Scoscia is the best manager in baseball.
I have no dog in this fight.
He is a prima donna from all I see.
I concur. At least for now, perhaps he will grow out of it but for not he is just another punk with incredible talent.
Cards take this shit down tomorrow so we won't have to talk about it anymore.
Yep. And you mentioned Girardi for AL MOY.
Yes, and I meant it.
If you looked at the product he was putting out on that field, it was incredible that they were in the hunt for the wildcard spot up until about 10 days before the end of the season.
It must be that as a catcher you're the QB of the team. Everything you call affects how the infielders and outfielders set their alignment. Makes them into great managers who really understand the game from all angles.
Absolutely. The catcher has, by far, more responsibility than any other player on the field. I quickly became to appreciate this when I became a catcher in my youth.
I honestly think that Molina is the most important player on the Cardinals. He's constantly signaling to his guys in the field, making adjustments, calling great games for his pitchers, and oh yeah, hosing down would-be base-stealers at a ridiculous clip. On top of that, he's transformed into a great hitter, which is just lagniappe for a catcher. Dude's incredible.
I think Molina, when all is said and done, will be in the argument for greatest catcher of all time. Especially if he ends up with 4 or 5 rings.
I remember when he first came up, he was a pretty light hitter like you typically get from a catcher. Then a couple of years back, he was their cleanup hitter. He still bats in an all important 5th spot.
I definitely feel this way. What he brings to the game from a defensive standpoint is off the charts. Plus that neck tatoo constanly reminds you of what a badass he is.
What's really incredible is that all 3 of the Molina brothers have 2 rings apiece. I bet their Thanksgiving dinners are interesting.
That is cool. Did not realize that.
probably no chairs, they all squat around the table
In 2010 Benjie Molina was on the Giants then traded to the Rangers,.. that year he received full World Series shares from both Texas and San Francisco