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Fenway
12-06-2006, 08:42 PM
A contract that makes sense

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Although the Giants are seeking pitching, they beefed up their battery Wednesday by signing veteran free-agent catcher Bengie Molina to a three-year deal worth $16 million.

http://giants.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20061206&content_id=1752859&vkey=news_sf&fext=.jsp&c_id=sf

ondafarm
12-06-2006, 10:15 PM
A contract that makes sense

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Although the Giants are seeking pitching, they beefed up their battery Wednesday by signing veteran free-agent catcher Bengie Molina to a three-year deal worth $16 million.

http://giants.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20061206&content_id=1752859&vkey=news_sf&fext=.jsp&c_id=sf

More than $5 million per year for a .275 career hitter. A solid defender
but hardly a major star.

Domeshot17
12-06-2006, 10:22 PM
thats a good deal for SF. Molina is probably the premier defensive catcher in baseball. A major upgrade from Mike Matheny

ND_Sox_Fan
12-07-2006, 12:07 AM
This clears the way for PK to win the "AL's Slowest Player" award

MUsoxfan
12-07-2006, 12:59 AM
That's as sensible as a contract has been so far this offseason

TheVulture
12-07-2006, 05:10 PM
That's as sensible as a contract has been so far this offseason

Yep.

santo=dorf
12-07-2006, 09:33 PM
You guys must have your Molina's mixed up. It was Bengie, not Yadier.

Bengie isn't the same defensively and was really letting himself go, plus there wasn't much of a market for him.

I love how Rotoworld rips Sabean apart:

Bengie Molina-C- Giants Dec. 6 - 6:03 pm et


Giants signed catcher Bengie Molina, who had been with the Blue Jays, to a three-year, $16 million contract.
Well, Molina did out-OPS Eliezer Alfonso 785 to 767 last season. Surely that's worth $16 million. No, Alfonzo probably isn't that good, but neither is Molina, a career .275/.310/.407 hitter. At age 32, he entering the territory at which catchers tend to collapse offensively, and his decline on defense has been rapid and could continue. Throw in that there was no indication that Molina had even a substantial one-year offer from any other team and this is another one of the worst signings of the offseason.


Bengie Molina-C- Giants Dec. 4 - 11:48 pm et


Bengie Molina's three-year deal with the Giants is expected to be worth about $15 million.
That Brian Sabean, he's one shrewd negotiator. We wonder how high he might have gone had he actually been bidding against another team.
Source: San Jose Mercury News


Bengie Molina-C- Giants Dec. 4 - 5:24 pm et


The Giants and Bengie Molina have agreed to terms on a three-year deal, according to Yahoo! Sports.
They learned nothing from Mike Matheny. Absolutely nothing. Molina is rapidly turning into a below average defender, and he could also lose it offensively at any time. Plus, there just didn't seem to be anyone else interested. That the Giants are giving him a three-year deal anyway is going to qualify as another one of the worst moves of the winter.
Source: Yahoo! Sports


Bengie Molina-C- Giants Dec. 2 - 12:18 pm et


The Giants could have Bengie Molina signed as soon as today, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
If it's just a one-year deal, we wouldn't have a problem with it, and as little demand as there has been for Molina's services, there's no reason to go longer with him.



I think the Sox should get Jose Molina to be AJ's backup. He's being pushed out by Mathis and Napoli