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MarkZ35
01-31-2009, 04:14 AM
Is this really an upgrade to Blanco? I guess he is a left handed bat.
http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090130&content_id=3786408&vkey=news_chc&fext=.jsp&c_id=chc

BleacherBandit
01-31-2009, 12:41 PM
He played for them in either '03 or '04. I once heard he was ranked the worst player in MLB.

Foulke You
02-02-2009, 12:39 PM
He played for them in either '03 or '04. I once heard he was ranked the worst player in MLB.
He is pretty solid behind the plate from what I remember but he is one of the worst hitting catchers I've ever seen. The guy definitely didn't hit his way to the majors that is for sure. I could be wrong but last time I thought the Cubs brought him in to be Greg Maddux's personal catcher since Maddux hated pitching to Michael Barrett.

ChiSoxFan81
02-02-2009, 12:45 PM
It'll be hard for him to top making the last out of the '03 NLCS

BleacherBandit
02-02-2009, 03:23 PM
He is pretty solid behind the plate from what I remember but he is one of the worst hitting catchers I've ever seen. The guy definitely didn't hit his way to the majors that is for sure. I could be wrong but last time I thought the Cubs brought him in to be Greg Maddux's personal catcher since Maddux hated pitching to Michael Barrett.

I remember watching BBT this summer and seeing he hit a walk-off homerun for the Reds. It really surprised me, I was unaware he could even make contact.

PatK
02-02-2009, 03:55 PM
What did Blanco do wrong?

Not bat left handed?