St. Louis Cardinals Best/Worst Case 2016: Yadier Molina

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Oct 10, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (4) waves to the crowd before game two of the NLDS against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 10, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (4) waves to the crowd before game two of the NLDS against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /

What could 2016 hold for long-time St. Louis Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina? Will it be a resurgent outburst or an injury-plagued disaster this year in St. Louis?

This article will kick off a 25-post series that will look into some slightly extreme 2016 scenarios for each player off of my “Projecting an Opening Day roster” piece from a few weeks back. The idea is a simple one. I will look at best and worst case scenarios for each member of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2016, then give my prediction for what the season will actually look like.

I will start with catchers and move across the diamond by position. I will jump to the bullpen from there, and close the series discussing starting pitchers.

The best and worst case scenarios that I paint for each player are going to be a bit ridiculous, and I would be shocked if even a handful come to fruition in 2016. The point of the series is to have a little fun, and to examine what the proverbial “ceiling” or “rock bottom” point for each guy might look like.

Hopefully, through this series (and all of our other great Spring Training coverage) we can pass the final days ahead of Opening Day a bit quicker, and have a little bit of fun in the process.

Without further ado, let’s talk about everybody’s favorite catcher, Yadier Molina.

Next: Best Case: Yadi Returns Stronger Than Ever

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