As expected, sports sections were flush with articles about Monday's signing of Bengie Molina. In my opinion, there's nothing really noteworty in most of the ones I read. Other than the obligatory quotes praising Molina, the articles mostly include tidbits about his frustrating offseason and his career accomplishments.
Here are some links:
Jays catch an ace in Molina | Allan Ryan, Toronto Star
Blue Jays land Molina | Mike Rutsey, Toronto Sun
Molina catches on with Toronto | Jeff Blair, Globe & Mail
Molina Ends Up With Blue Jays | Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Times
Also, well-respected espn.com writer Rob Neyer was posed a question about the signing during yesterday's SportsNation chat:
Rob Neyer: I think if the Jays could have upgraded right field for $6 million, they might have done it. But this is a nice, short-term and (relatively) low-cost move, and represents a real upgrade. I still don't think they've caught the Yankees and Red Sox. But again they've inched a bit closer.
Neyer, much like many others in the online baseball community, touts the acquisition as a significant upgrade at the catcher's position. However, he doesn't explain why the move represents a significant upgrade. I'm not opposed to those who defend the move, as it certainly has its merits, but I have yet to come across a compelling argument as to why Molina is significantly better than Gregg Zaun. I sent Mr. Neyer a question asking him to elaborate on his stance, but alas, my question was lost among the hundreds, if not thousands, of questions he likely received that morning.