The great Ken Rosenthal asked today "Do the Mets Have Alternatives for Benjie Molina?" The Mets will not give free-agent catcher Bengie Molina a three-year contract. The question is whether reasonable alternatives even exist for both parties.
Few teams need catchers, and probably none is willing to give Molina, 35, a three-year deal. The Mets, meanwhile, probably cannot find a better catcher than Molina in either free agency or trade.
But to me the real question at hand is this: does Benjie Molina have any alternatives to the Mets? As Rosenthal notes, there is no team out there that's willing to give Molina a three year contract (Mets included), but despite this, Molina is holding out hope that the Mets will cave in and give him a three year deal out of desperation.
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Article written by Josh Levitt