When Andy Pettitte retired he said it was because he didn’t have the hunger anymore. No one will ever accuse a Molina of not being sufficiently hungry. For Bengie, it comes down to the Benjamins:
“We haven’t decided yet. There’s a couple of [teams interested], but they’re not offering what we want, for sure. I don’t know right now what’s going to happen.”
If Molina is looking for starting catcher money he may be waiting a while. Yes, he had a couple of big hits in the postseason, but overall he hit .249/.297/.326 last year, and that’s poor even for a catcher. He’d be a great backup option, but it sounds like he’s looking for something more grand.