Found March 19, 2012 on Friarhood:
Kyle Blanks strikes me as a pretty subdued guy. I’ve seen him in spring training and in interviews, and the impression I get is of a player who more or less rolls with the punches. I suppose this type of demeanor is good, considering he’s the size (6’6”, 270) of an NFL defensive end. He could do some serious damage to the clubhouse if he had a temper. Then again, most baseball players are even keeled. The 162 game grind will kill you if you get too high or too low. With that context in mind, my guess is the Padres’ offseason moves this past winter didn’t faze Blanks much.   However, underneath that stoic countenance, he had to be wondering whether he’d be given a fair shot to establish himself as a regular this season. Blanks has 1B and LF on his resume. Two major moves of this offseason included adding Yonder Alonso (1B) and Carlos Quentin (LF). Alonso and Quentin are certain to be regular starters. With the bench seemingly full, the writing on the wall clearly indicates that Blank...
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