Rosenthal points out that Blanco would likely serve as a backup as the Mets are targeting Bengie Molina as their catcher for 2010 and beyond.
I don’t like this.
1) Blanco, who is mediocre at best, had been with seven organizations in 12 years. He’s a decent player off the bench, but isn’t that what Omir Santos is?
And 2) Molina is going to cost so much money and his OBP is awful.
Then again, the catching market out there is terrible and these might be the Mets best options.
If Blanco is just an insurance plan for if/when Santos “falls back to earth” (as if his sub-.300 OBP was so special anyway), I can understand. But the Molina thing…Oy!
Unless you’d be content with Santos/Josh Thole platoon?