AJ Cassavell of MLB.com says outfielder Gregor Blanco is eager to make it happen with the San Francisco Giants. The Giants have a bunch of players that could be fighting for time in the outfield, and it could be a long shot for Blanco to make the team. It would be nice to see Blanco force the issue!
“He can play anywhere in the outfield,” said manager Bruce Bochy.
Blanco was the MVP of the Venezuelan Winter League. He’s having a nice start with the bat early on this spring too. Blanco has shed 15 pounds this offseason, and feels stronger.
His game is getting on base and making the pitchers think about him when he’s on the base paths. Blanco hit .283 in 2010 between the Braves and Royals. He did not play at the Major League level in 2011.
“Be aggressive, that’s my game,” said Blanco. “Take advantage of the opposing team, and make him throw over more when I’m on base, so I can be more of a pain for them when I get on base.”
What’s your thoughts on Blanco fighting for a roster spot? If Blanco makes the team. This means someone would have to be injured or Brandon Belt/Brett Pill could be sent down to Fresno.
~King of Cali (Steven)
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