Los Angeles Angels: Three catching options to solidify the position

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 07: Jason Castro #16 of the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Field on August 07, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 07: Jason Castro #16 of the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Field on August 07, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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Yadier Molina
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The Los Angeles Angels have already expressed interest in Yadier Molina.

While the Los Angeles Angels could target the top free agent on the market, J.T. Realmuto may be a bit outside of what the Angels want to spend, especially if they are hoping to land Bauer at some point this winter, or at least spend some money on upgrading the starting rotation.

But the next top name on the free agent market in Yadier Molina would be a solid move for the Angels.

Recent reports suggest that the St. Louis Cardinals and Molina appear to be stuck after the Cards made a “ridiculous” offer to the 17-year MLB veteran who has spent his entire career with St. Louis.

Molina has cooled off at the plate over the years, but the 38-year-old is still projected to produce at a league-average offensive level and his defense, while also not as great as it used to be, is still a skill-set many teams across baseball would love to have behind the plate.

Molina is looking for a two-year deal, which would keep him under contract until his age 40 season, but if the Angels are looking to not only upgrade the catching position but bring in an asset who can help improve the pitching staff with game-calling and defensive abilities, investing in Yadier Molina would be worth it.

We also can’t forget about the family ties to the Los Angeles Angels organization. Older brothers Bengie and Jose also played for the Angels, including an overlapping stint on the 2002 World Series team.

As far as catchers are concerned, Yadier Molina should be the top option for the Los Angeles Angels now that James McCann is off the market.