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February 7, 2006
BASEBALL: Molina For 2006 Only

So, after all the talk of three-year, eight-figure contracts, Ben Molina signs with the Blue Jays for $4.5 million for one year. That's not a great gamble for Molina, who undoubtedly wanted to cash in on a career year with the bat in 2005, but it's a decent bet for the Blue Jays, who don't get committed to a longer deal, and a distinct sign that the Jays have no faith in the recovery of prospect Guillermo Quiroz (in fact, the Toronto Star implies that JP Ricciardi may even have badmouthed Quiroz as part of his sales pitch to convince Molina that he might have a future in Toronto).

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:47 PM | Baseball 2006 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
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Jays certainly are looking to make a move. If Burnett's solid, they could make life miserable for the Yanks and Sox.

Surprised Molina didn't get at least another year out of it. Confidence in himself and/or there just wasn't anything out there. Will he be looking for new representation?

Posted by: seamus at February 8, 2006 9:45 AM

The blog is a very interesting as it is quite interesting to know that Molina is joining Blue Jays. I wish the best wishes to Molina as it is a great a place in such an imminent team moreover with such a high signing amount. It is great to see my favorite player going high in his career. I wholeheartedly wish him all the best and success in every field.

Posted by: fan at February 9, 2006 8:40 AM
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