The Return of Hank

On Wednesday, Jim Hendry continued to painstakingly reassemble last year's Dream Team, signing Henry (Hank) Blanco (White) to a 2-year deal.

Last season, Blanco reached career highs in RBI (37), batting average (.266) and slugging percentage (.419). He also remained a defensive force behind the plate, throwing out 15 of 39 would-be base-stealers, giving him a career mark of 41.4%, second best among all active Major League catchers behind I-Rod (44.3%).

After Derrek Lee went down for the season, Blanco even played six errorless games at first base, which can only help his Hall of Fame candidacy, sometime around 2015.


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