|Jan. 22 5:53 PM PT6:53 PM MT7:53 PM CT8:53 PM ET20:53 ET1:53 GMT9:53 6:53 PM MST8:53 PM EST9:23 PM VEN5:53 UAE (+1)7:53 PM CT-Blanco finalized his $7.5 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, a deal that covers his final two arbitration seasons.
Analysis: Blanco, who made $2,525,000 last year, will earn $3.6 million this season and $3.9 million for 2016. The 31-year-old Blanco has played at least 141 games in each of his three seasons with San Francisco. He batted .260 with five home runs, six triples, 18 doubles and 38 RBIs in 146 games last season. He has played a key role during each of the franchise's last two title runs.
|Jan. 18 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET22:34 GMT6:34 3:34 PM MST5:34 PM EST6:04 PM VEN2:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Blanco and the San Francisco Giants reached agreement on a $7.5 million, two-year contract to avoid arbitration, a person with knowledge of the deal said Sunday. The outfielder will earn $3.6 million in salary this season and $3.9 million for 2016. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the team hadn't made a formal announcement.
Analysis: The 31-year-old Blanco could share time in left field after the defending World Series champions reached a $4.7 million, one-year contract with Nori Aoki on Friday. Blanco has played at least 141 games in each of his three seasons with San Francisco. He batted .260 with five home runs, six triples, 18 doubles and 38 RBIs in 146 games last season. He has played a key role during each of the franchise's last two title runs. He made $2,525,000 last year.
|July 31 1:53 PM PT2:53 PM MT3:53 PM CT4:53 PM ET16:53 ET20:53 GMT4:53 1:53 PM MST3:53 PM EST4:23 PM VEN0:53 UAE (+1)3:53 PM CT-Blanco was 3 for 3 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Blanco is hitting .339 in his last 17 games so he has turned it around.
|Apr. 19 11:51 AM PT12:51 PM MT1:51 PM CT2:51 PM ET14:51 ET18:51 GMT2:51 11:51 AM MST1:51 PM EST2:21 PM VEN22:51 UAE1:51 PM CT-Blanco went 0 for 4 on Friday.
Analysis: The aptly-named Blanco has been firing up plenty of blanks with two hits in 20 at-bats. Dump him immediately if you haven't done so already.