Read on to see what Willson Contreras said about Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina…
Apparently, there is a lot of machismo going on with these two. Willson Contreras proclaimed over the weekend he is going to be the best catcher in MLB.
Yeah, he forgot that there are already two great catchers in the MLB, say like, Yadier Molina and Buster Posey.
This is where he opened his mouth and inserted his foot.
Contreras said at the Cubs Convention:
“I used to watch a lot of those guys, but now I’m watching myself because I know that I’m going to be better than them. That’s my plan. That’s my [mindset].”
This instantly ruffled feathers with Molina, one of baseball’s best players over the past decade.
It was only a matter of moments before Yadier CLAPPED BACK.
The Puerto Rican MLB star stated on Instagram:
“Respeten los rangos NOVATOS!! aqui con los q si han probao que son los duros!! @salvadorp13 @busterposey”
Here is what Yadier said in English:
“Respect the ranks HOSTS! here with those who have proven that they are the hard ones!”
After Molina’s Instagram post, Contreras clarified his comments on his Twitter feed Wednesday:
“Many people have misinterpreted what was said during a recent interview, I see no wrong in taking the best players as personal goals and exceedance. What player doesn’t want to be the best at their position? I know I am lacking many years of experience and only time will tell.”
“In my mind I aim to be the best and like I mentioned during the interview, I have enormous respect for these players, I honor and learn so much very time I play against Molina and Posey. I simply used them as examples of achievement in my professional career.”
Contreras, 25, has just two seasons of big-league experience. He’s slashed .278/.356/.494 with 33 home runs and 109 RBIs in 193 games.
We can see that Contreras is making friends. #smh