December 7, 2009
Henry Blanco signed a 1 year $1.5 million deal to be the back up catcher for the New York Mets today.
The 38 year old Blanco spent the 2009 season with the Padres hitting .235 with six homers and 16 RBI in 204 at-bats while catching 60 games.
Many writers, including those on this blog, felt he would return to the Padres in 2010 to continue to mentor the Padres young starting catcher Nick Hundley.
Instead he will be mentoring Josh Thole, a great catching prospect in New York.