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Yadier Molina re-signs with the Cardinals

The veteran backstop returns for his 18th season.

St Louis Cardinals v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

Yadier Molina is back with the Cardinals for his 18th year:

Molina has more value in real life than he does in fantasy baseball circles nowadays. But he’s still a worthy second catcher in your two-catcher formats. He’s the 17th catcher off the board per recent NFBC data, and that feels about right. He’s being taken ahead of some younger guys who may pack more punch, but Yadi should play more games.

How you feelin’ out there, Cardinals fans? First Nolan Arenado, now Molina? This isn’t a half bad lineup. Now if the Cards can just sign a starting pitcher...