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  • Jose Molina on Jose Molina
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 3/26/2013 -  21
    Fun fact: Jose Molina's FanGraphs player ID number is 25. Mike Trout's is 10155. All right. According to numbers provided to me by Matthew Carruth, last year there were 78 catchers in baseball who

  • Yadier Molina Appreciation GIF
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/14/2012 -  77
    I don't really know what to add to this. Just watch and try to keep your jaw closed. Yadier Molina is amazing.

  • Rangers Add Nothing in Molina
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 7/1/2010 -  51
    On Wednesday night, the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants announced the swap of Chris Ray and a player to be named later for Bengie Molina. Molina's purpose in Texas will be to improve

  • Yadier Molina, Offensive Threat
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/4/2011 -  0
    When you think Yadier Molina, you probably think snap throws that send runners sprawling back to first base, balls expertly blocked in the dirt and perennial Gold Glove love from managers and coaches

  • Searching For the Value of Yadier Molina
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 11/15/2013 -  109
    controversies. For one, Paul Goldschmidt didn't pick up a single first-place vote, and all season he was incredibly clutch. For two, a pair of first-place votes went to Yadier Molina, both of them coming

  • Jose Molina Misses a Pitch
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 5/23/2013 -  26
    was Rodney's first and only lefty of the appearance. Behind the plate was Jose Molina. Behind Jose Molina was C.B. Bucknor, of whom there exist opinions. Behold now a pitch .gif, followed

  • Bengie Molina Hits The Market
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 10/23/2009 -  28
    2010 is not exactly a banner year for free agent catchers. Bengie Molina will enter the hot stove league as the only type A catcher available*, according to Cot's Contracts 2010 free agents list

  • Replacing Yadier Molina
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 8/1/2013 -  8
    While Yadier Molina may not be hitting for as much power as he has in the past two seasons, he remains a strong three-category contributor on par with the likes of Joe Mauer and maybe even a slight

  • GIF: Jose Molina Super Toss
    in NotGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 7/15/2013 -  12
    Framing is an alright talent, says Jose Molina, but if you want a real unique skill, try to match this: Your move, Jonathan Lucroy.

  • Stealing on Catchers (Not Named Molina)
    in FanGraphs by Brian Cartwright - 1/27/2009 -  18
    opportunities. He's followed by Yadier Molina at .442 and Gerald Laird at .406. The worst rates are Gary Bennett .139, Michael Barrett .152 and Mike Piazza .160, with Piazza having the worst R/1800

  • Examining Barry Zito and Bengie Molina
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 8/17/2009 -  23
    throughout his tenure in the National League is Bengie Molina. It has been suggested more than once that Molina is part of the problem with Zito’s performance, yet he has been behind the plate for 15

  • Yadier Molina Probably Needs A Nap
    in FanGraphs by Joe Pawlikowski - 4/19/2010 -  17
    , in the 13th inning. The same cannot be said for Cardinals' skipper Tony LaRussa. His team possesses an advantage at catcher, as Yadier Molina ranks among the league's finest. Why, then, would LaRussa push

  • The Yankees and the Poor Man's Jose Molina
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/9/2013 -  17
    Kontos. That was before Kontos actually pitched well. But to understand Chris Stewart is to understand a division rival of his. A year ago, the Rays signed the old and underwhelming Jose Molina

  • Trade Ups Molina's Value, But Not By Much
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 7/1/2010 -  0
    Trading season is just waiting to explode, and the Rangers made the first strike yesterday by acquiring Bengie Molina. The deal doesn't have much impact in the grand scheme of things

  • I'm With PoPo: Molina Returns to the Giants
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 1/20/2010 -  110
    ' whole Ryan Garko-Adam LaRoche-Aubrey Huff fiasco, it is more apt with regard to the decision to bring catcher Bengie Molina back for a reported one-year, $4.5 million, months after Giants General

  • Yadier Molina: Automatic Out No Longer
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 5/9/2009 -  2
    On the Molina Continuum of Offensive Skill, Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina falls in between punchless Jose and powerful Bengie. The youngest Molina's production at the plate was decidedly Jose-like

  • Joe Torre on Yadier Molina and Catching
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 10/10/2012 -  21
    When Dave Cameron recently wrote about Yadier Molina’s MVP-quality season, he included a chart that listed the best catcher seasons in baseball history. It was based on wRC+ and the name on the top

  • Stealing a Base, with Billy Hamilton and Jose Molina
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 9/23/2013 -  58
    joke that Hamilton is so fast he's already finished reading this article. Run-of-the-mill paragraph pointing out how slow Jose Molina is. Note that Molina is perhaps the game's slowest runner

  • Yadier Molina is Having a Johnny Bench Season
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/28/2012 -  51
    Yadier Molina has always been an amazing defensive catcher, but like most amazing defensive catchers, he hasn't always been a very good hitter. In fact, for the first three years of his career, he

  • Can Bengie Molina Match 2009's Output?
    in RotoGraphs by Brian Joura - 12/18/2009 -  2
    Last year Bengie Molina was the ninth-best fantasy catcher, according to final dollar numbers from the RotoTimes Player Rater. He finished with a $2.62 value, just behind Miguel Olivo ($2.65

  • Cardinals Extend Yadier Molina At Premium Rate
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 2/28/2012 -  95
    Yadier Molina is one of my favorite players in the sport. His combination of elite defensive skills and developing offense gives him a real argument to be considered the best catcher in the sport

  • So Jose Molina Has Three Stolen Bases
    in FanGraphs by David G. Temple - 7/23/2014 -  21
    -er Jason Collette. It's a fairly innocuous thing on its own. The fact that Molina has only scored three runs is a bit of an oddity, but more on a "weird baseball" level -- which I assume Jason

  • FG on Fox: Moving On Without Yadier Molina
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/11/2014 -  11
    was diagnosed with an elbow injury that'll knock him out at least a month and a half. And for St. Louis, Yadier Molina was diagnosed with a thumb injury that'll knock him out for 8 to 12 weeks. All

  • Yadier Molina's Potential Payday and Catcher Aging
    in FanGraphs by Ryan Campbell - 2/21/2012 -  55
    members. However, life goes on, and it is time for the Cards to focus on the players they do have on their roster. One of those players is catcher Yadier Molina, who, after having his team option

  • Actual Photo: Jose Molina Frames the Constitution
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 12/3/2013 -  7
    Rays catcher Jose Molina is of course famously renown for his ability to frame pitches for strikes. Less heralded is his ability to frame founding documents -- documents smithed in gory glory

  • Did Jose Molina Frame the Red Sox?
    in FanGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 4/17/2012 -  114
    on the television broadcast. Scandal! The stadium, the Twitter, the airwaves, the everything contracted Strike Zone Fever! Was it a strike? Was it a ball? Was it a fair call? Did Molina frame it, or had the ump

  • Overlooked Moments in Game Three and Not Shaking Molina
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 10/27/2013 -  3
    . Boston settled for a lone tally. ------ Kelly executed the pitches, but Yadier Molina shares credit for his expert pitch-calling. Molina is a master, which is why Cardinals’ pitchers rarely shake

  • Jaso, Lobaton and Molina: American League Catching Changes
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 11/29/2011 -  2
    , the Rays are going to have a whole new catching tandem in 2012. Jose Molina and Jose Lobaton, or as R.J. Anderson dubbed them last night, Dos-e, form an unlikely duo. First off, neither has much

  • "José Molina Framed Me!" Claims Pitch Outside of Strikezone
    in NotGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 4/25/2013 -  6
    Back at the end of the 2011 season, Mike Fast at Baseball Prospectus posted a study that suggested José Molina might be the best at framing pitches. Last night at Tropicana Field, as Molina caught