Yadier Molina’s farewell tour
Honestly, it’s hard not to get emotional thinking about the end of a 19-year era with Yadier Molina behind the plate. It’s safe to say there will never, ever, be another catcher like Yadi, and that’ll become more and more evident as the years go on.
Molina has not been himself the last few years, but come on, how could any 40-year old who caught over 18,000 career innings be any better than he was in the twilight of his career. Molina embodies the Cardinals, and his presence in the clubhouse and behind the plate could never be replaced.
Molina finished his career as a ten-time All-Star, two-time World Series Champion, and nine-time Gold Glove winner. Molina was one of the best players in all of baseball from 2012-2015, and managed to hold the fabric of St. Louis together in the post-Pujols era.
All we can say is, thank you, Yadi, for the countless memories and joy you gave Cardinal Nation.