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A Fond Farewell to Bengie


OK, Bengie Molina's gone now, and it seems only right that after the blistering he's gotten around here this year (albeit deserved), that we still give the man a tip of the cap for what he did here.  Let's face it...

  • He out-performed his offensive career averages with us... remarkable for a catcher in his 30's
  • The pitchers did well and seemed to like him
  • He won two Willie Mac awards, voted by his teammates
  • His performance validated his original signing, which frankly was NOT what was widely predicted around here.
  • He was signed this year as Buster insurance, and effectively did that.  Granted, he could have been phased out earlier, but that's not really his fault.

Sabean does seem to leave a bad taste with his last contracts for guys who were worthy overall (Bengie, Richie, Ray-Ray).  Let's not let the end leave a permanent bitter taste on what should be ultimately good.

Cheers, Bengie.  Good luck to you down in Texas.

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