Welcome to ‘Marty’s Musings’, my weekly column of numbers summarizing the happenings in the baseball world. I am your guide for taking an analytic look at the news and notes throughout the game, and highlighting key pitching matchups.
This week the Red Sox reboot continues with the trade of a Rookie of the Year runner-up, and a familiar face guarantees at least one more year in a Cardinals’ uniform.
News & Notes
3 - Team between the Red Sox, Mets, and Royals, highlighted by Kansas City acquiring Andrew Benintendi from Boston. Boston acquired several minor leagues and outfielder Frenchy Cordero. The 26-year-old Cordero has so far played in only 95 games over four seasons, totaling a 99 OPS+.
18 - Year MLB veteran and Cardinals mainstay Yadier Molina agreed to another one-year deal to stay in St. Louis. Molina came up with the Cardinals as a rookie in 2004, and has served as their primary catcher since. The nine-time All Star has helped deliver two World Series Championships to St. Louis in that time, and he is 13th in franchise history bWAR with over 40 wins above replacement.
45 - Days until the planned Opening Day 2021...though Major League Baseball is proposing a month-long delay, so it’s anyone’s guess whether or not Spring Training and the season will start on time.