Molina Wants To Stay In San Francisco

Bengie Molina wants the Giants to offer him a two-year contract, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. Molina, who becomes a free agent after the season, hasn't started formal talks with the team, so he considers the next six weeks a chance for him to audition for the job he already has.

Some teams would hope for the return of a catcher who has led a strong pitching staff and clubbed 15 home runs, but it's not that simple in San Francisco. Buster Posey- considered by Baseball America to be the 6th-best prospect in the game- is waiting at Triple A Fresno. He's hitting .322 with nearly as many strikeouts as walks and 48 extra base hits for an OPS of .958 in the upper minors. 

Molina believes he could teach Posey and says there's room for both on the club. Molina should be a Type A free agent after the season, so the Giants could offer him arbitration and either keep him around for another year or collect two draft picks if he signs elsewhere.



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