Yadier Molina Tells Willson Contreras to "Respect the Ranks"

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Cubs catcher Willson Contreras was feeling himself during the annual Cubs Convention when he said he’s going to be better than the likes of possible Hall of Famers Yadier Molina and Buster Posey. Big talk from the 25-year-old who hit 21 home runs last season, but there’s nothing wrong with aiming high.
Willson on why he doesn’t bother watching Yadier and Buster anymore (via Steve Greenberg of the Chicago Sun Times):

“I used to watch a lot of those guys,” he said on opening night of the annual Cubs Convention, “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].”

“I know that I have a lot of talent,” he said, “and I thank God every day for giving me this kind of talent that I have. In my mind, I want to be the best catcher in the game for a long time — like it was with Yadier Molina, like it is with Buster Posey.”

Nothing insulting about what Willson said, really — he (and everyone else) should aspire to be the best. But, of course, this is baseball and people get all up in their feelings quite often.
Yadier responded on Wednesday by posting a picture with Buster Posey and Salvador Perez. “Respect the ranks,” he captioned with some exclamation points.
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