Looks like it's time for reunions in San Francisco. With the comeback of Pablo Sandoval midway through last season, and the very likely return of Tim Lincecum to the Bay, the back of Gregor Blanco is more than welcomed by his teammates, fans and coaching staff.
Having played an important role in the last two World Series won by the Giants, Blanco feels at home and rejuvenated, as he works hard looking forward the upcoming season. The 34-year-old signed a one-year-long Minor League contract, with a non-roster invitation to the spring training, but Blanco hopes to make it into the roster.
As Blanco himself stated:
For me, this is my house. I worked so hard during the offseason to show that I still have it. I worked on my speed. I feel like a little kid again.
With the acquisition of Andrew McCutchen and Austin Jackson in the outfields and the long-time fan-favorite Hunter Pence, it seems unlikely that Blanco will make it into the starting line-up, but for him, it is a challenge and manager Bruce Bochy thinks that he will bring a lot of positive things to the team.