Catcher Yadier Molina and St. Louis Cardinals agree to $15.5 million, 4-year contract

Updated: January 21, 2008, 6:06 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals teammates say Yadier Molina, one of the top defensive catchers in the major leagues, is a bargain at any price.

"Yadier is the best catcher in the game, period," pitcher Adam Wainwright said Monday after Molina agreed to a $15.5 million, four-year contact. "The fact he has never won a Gold Glove is a joke. You don't have to worry about the running game, all you have to do is make the pitch. And you have confidence to throw any pitch at any time and know he's going ...

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