Thursday, March 19, 2009

Blanks showing no signs of slowing down

Leave it to Kyle Blanks to keep making his case for a spot with the San Diego Padres, unfortunately that's probably not going to happen until he can prove he can play the outfield without being a liability, because first base just isn't an option with Adrian Gonzalez already there.

Yesterday, in a 9-4 loss to the Rangers, Blanks would double and score in the fifth inning on Will Venabl's RBI single.

Blanks is going to force the hand of Kevin Towers if he keeps this up. But, again, Blanks will probably start the year in AAA and get some time in the outfield. If he shows that he can do that with no problem at all, don't think it's going to be long before he gets the call up to San Diego, especially if this team struggles offensively.

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