Friday, February 19, 2010
Jose A or Jose B?
By Ian Hunter
In a bit of a surprising move, the bluebirds signed the former Yankees backstop to a one year $400,000 dollar contract. That salary could be bumped up to $800,000 if Molina makes the 25-man roster out of Spring Training.
I say this was a surprise move because it seemed like the Blue Jays had the catching situation all but figured out. John Buck will catch most of the games, and Raul Chavez will backup. If need be, they could dip into the 51's roster and call up Kyle Phillips or J.P. Arencibia.
The Molina signing signals that something must be horribly horribly wrong with the development of the once highly-touted prospect J.P. Arencibia. Now that Travis d'Arnaud has even snuck ahead of Arencibia on the Blue Jays top prospects list, it must be a sign of things to come.
So welcome to the club, Jose. I just hope that you're a little quicker on the base path than your brother Bengie.