Found November 04, 2011 on
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Diamondback re-signed Henry Blanco to a 1 year/$1.2 million contract with a mutual option for 2013 at $1.24 million.
I’m not sure that the re-signing of a 40 year old backup catcher to a one year deal merits comment. In general that is.
First of all, Blanco played pretty well last year (.250/.330/.540—yes, Voros’ Law applies of course. We are talking 112 plate appearances) and he’s put up an 89 OPS+ over his last 616 plate appearances—and was very good against the running game (46% caught stealing in the same time frame). I don’t expect ZiPS to be all that impressed with his bat (and I know Met fans are not either), but he does rate to hit like a decent backup catcher and he’s still getting it done defensively.
But what drew me to make this comment was the saga of his last mutual option. He opted out of a $1.15 million contract. Not in search of riches (I thought when I saw the report that he had declined the option that he was going to try to parlay his good play into one last d...
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Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Henry Blanco signed a one-year deal worth $1.2 million on Thursday.
Blanco batted .250 with eight homers and 12 RBIs in 112 at-bats this season.
The 40-year-old Blanco, who serves as Miguel Montero's backup, threw out 11 of 24 stolen-base attempts.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Catcher Henry Blanco is staying with the Arizona Diamondbacks, agreeing to a 1.5 million, one-year contract.
Blanco gets 1.25 million next year under Thursday's agreement, and the sides have a 1.25 million mutual option for 2013 with a 250,000 buyout.
Blanco declined a 1.15 million mutual option for 2012 on Tuesday, two days after the team exercised its end...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended the contracts of general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson through 2014.
Towers and Gibson each had their contracts extended three years. There also are mutual options for two more years that must be exercised by 2013, but also could be triggered by performance incentives.
Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall says the team...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have re-signed catcher Henry Blanco to a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2013.
The D'Backs have "pretty much agreed to terms" on a new deal for catcher Henry Blanco, GM Kevin Towers confirmed to Nick Piecoro of the Arizana Republic (on Twitter).
PHOENIX It only took a year for the Diamondbacks to understand and appreciate the value of Kevin Towers and Kirk Gibson. The two were awarded new contracts not so much because the Diamondbacks won in 2011 but because they built a winning atmosphere that management believes set a foundation for long-term success.
The sides agreed on new three-year deals in October just days after...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended the contracts for Kirk Gibson and Kevin Towers, according to CEO Derrick Hall (via Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic).
“I really enjoyed watching the two of them work together,” Hall said. “Obviously I was pleased with the results from the first season. Kirk Gibson, in particular, proved that he is a major league manager, as prepared...
The Arizona Diamondbacks extended the contracts of general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson through the 2014 season.
The three-year extensions for the two men include mutual options for two additional years, the club announced Friday.
The Diamondbacks enjoyed a quick turnaround in Gibson's first year on the job. They won 94 games and made the playoffs on the heels...
Age is not a concern for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who have resigned their two oldest free agents, John McDonald and Henry Blanco. The 37-year-old infielder got a two-year deal while the 40-year-old catcher received a raise for 2012 and an option for 2013.
Coming off a wildly successful first season together, General Manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson were rewarded with new contracts, Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall said Thursday.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended the contracts of general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson through 2014. Towers and Gibson each had their contracts extended three years. There also are mutual options for two more years that must be exercised by 2013, but also could be triggered by performance incentives.