Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Molina Again?

The Giants re-signed catcher Benjie Molina. In what is a mixed-feelings bag, I'm wondering what is done that will help the team win the World Series. His offensive numbers were down last year and I'm not sure we can see a repeat of '08. Even with good common offensive numbers (avg., HR, RBI) he is still the slowest player in baseball and his on-base percentage is horrific.

He handles the staff well, but could another catcher do the same? Is Molina's signing a hint that the Giants think Buster Posey isn't ready for prime time for a few more years? I don't see the Giants activity in the off season as indicative that they're ready to push for the title just yet. Wait til next year...again?

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