The St. Louis Cardinals are certainly a historic MLB franchise, having in his books several of the best players of all time and members of the Hall of Fame, who will surely be joined by the Puerto Rican Yadier Molina in the future, after both the franchise and the catcher confirm that their union will last for one more year, confirming Molina’s retirement at the end of the 2022 campaign.
However, the fate of another historical Cardinals, Adam Wainwright, is yet to be seen, as the veteran’s contract ends at the end of the current season and there are no signs of negotiations between the two parties. Waino and Yadier have been drumming partners for almost two decades and have forged a great friendship over the years, so the same catcher is advocating that the Cardinals offer him a contract and allow him to retire with him, he told Sam Masterson of NewsRadio 1120 KMOX.
I’d love for it to happen (Wainwright’s signature). I hope Waino and Mozeliak can reach an agreement. I love him, I adore Waino. He is a great partner and a great person, I would like to finish my career with him. Now it is my turn to speak to him every day. Because I need you to come back, I need you. I can’t do it alone.
Wainwright and Molina are one of the longest-running and most historic pitcher-catcher drummers in all of MLB, spending 17 Cardinals seasons together. At the moment, they have 298 starts together as a drummer and are fourth on the all-time list in that category, with a chance of reaching first place for Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan with Detroit, who opened 324 meetings together.