Update 12:12 p.m.: According to Steve Popper, citing a baseball official(?), the Mets have not offered Molina a two-year deal. “Interested, but hoping for 1,” he writes.
Original Post: According to a blog post by David Lennon from Newsday (pay site), if Bengie Molina accepts a two-year, $12 million deal, he will be the newest Met.
Lennon writes that if Molina refuses the two-year deal, the Mets could look at alternatives, such as Yorvit Torrealbla, who is available for one year, just to play in New York.
You might remember that Torrealba was almost a Met a few years ago, but the deal fell through. Torrealba was not quiet about the matter, so it’s a little strange that he’s so willing to come to NY.
Still, here’s to hoping that Molina sticks to his demands of three years. $12 million is a lot of money.