Bernie: Willson Contreras Gets High Marks, High Praise. Just Ask The Pitchers Who Worked With Him.

No one is required to like Willson Contreras or accept the popular view that the Cardinals made a helluva smart move by signing the free-agent catcher to a five-year, $87.5 million contract. I just wish dissenters would be more fact-based in their objections on the...

Bernie: Here’s A Sampling Of What National Baseball Pundits Are Writing About Willson Contreras and the Cardinals

AS OTHERS SEE US Here’s a wide-ranging sampling of opinions on the Cardinals’ free-agent signing of erstwhile Cubs catcher Willson Contreras at a cost of $87.5 million over five seasons … Michael Baumann, FanGraphs: "When a catcher comes along who can hit — like,...

Bernie: Cardinals Go Big in Signing Willson Contreras to Begin a New Era in Catching

Willson Contreras is a Cardinal, taking over at catcher for his friend and future Hall of Famer Yadier Molina. According to multiple media reports, the Cardinals sealed the deal with a five-year contract for $87.5 million. That computes to an average annual salary of...

Bernie’s Redbird Report: Juan Yepez Showed His Power In 2022. But Where Does He Go From Here?

Time to get back to work on my 2022 reports for individual Cardinal players. NEXT UP: Juan Yepez. A corner outfielder or designated hitter who made occasional appearances at first and third base in 2022. OVERVIEW: Yepez, 24, opened the season at Triple A Memphis and...