Bengie Molina on the Verge of Signing With New York Mets

Phil HoopsCorrespondent IDecember 29, 2009

DENVER - AUGUST 23:  Bengie Molina #1 of the San Francisco Giants takes an at bat against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 23, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Giants 4-2.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Just hours after we found out about a deal being in the works to bring Jason Bay to Flushing, another significant free agent signing is being reported.

ESPN Radio’s Rich Coutinho is reporting that the Mets are close to signing catcher, Bengie Molina , to a two-year deal. Financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.

Last season with the San Francisco Giants, the 36-year-old Molina hit .265 with 20 home runs and 80 RBI.

Despite what some analysts have said, I believe that this is a solid signing by Omar Minaya as it gives the Mets some much needed power behind the plate that they haven’t had since the days of Mike Piazza.

Next on the agenda for Minaya and the Mets will hopefully be a starting pitcher, but I must say that these two signings are definitely a step in the right direction.