Molina Fires Back At Bryant For 'Boring' Comment

"Only stupid players and losers" criticize other teams' cities, Molina wrote.

January 19, 2019 - 2:21 pm

(670 The Score) The arrival of Cubs Convention this weekend has also sparked a verbal back-and-forth between the Cubs and the Cardinals, two serious contenders to win the National League Central in 2019.

On Friday evening, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant called the city of St. Louis "boring" during a panel discuss hosted by former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster. 

"Who would want to play in St. Louis?" Bryant said, according to the Post-Dispatch. "Boring. So boring. I always get asked, 'Where would you like to play? Where would you not like to play?' St. Louis is on the list of places I don't like to play. It is rough."

Those comments made their way back to Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who displayed his displeasure with them in an Instagram post Saturday.

"All stars, elite players and leaders of their teams do not speak bad about any city," Molina wrote. "There should be respect and you should play and compete with respect ... only stupid players and losers make comments like the ones made by bryant and dempster."

The Cubs won 95 games and finished second in the NL Central last season. They've done little to add to their team this offseason.

The Cardinals won 88 games to finish third in the division. They've made several big moves this winter, trading for six-time All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and signing high-leverage lefty reliever Andrew Miller.