View Full Version : Hank Blalock option to AAA

05-12-2002, 02:12 PM
Blalock Demoted.... (http://espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/0512/1381507.html)

The Rangers optioned Hank Blalock to AAA today to make room on the roster for Chan Ho Park. They will go with Mike Lamb at 3B. The reason I like this move is because Blalock should have spent the first half of the year in AAA anyway developing his stroke against major-league quality pitching. The reason I don't like this move is because Blalock may be mentally damaged by the demotion. I predicted Blalock to be ROY, but obviously that can't happen now. But this move make me wince.

05-12-2002, 03:14 PM
Ouch - I expected a lot more from Blalock. I would have preferred to have him stay another year in Triple A but he looked ready.

05-12-2002, 03:17 PM
I think everyone, myself included was wrong about him. He just isn't ready yet. He needs to keep his head up. He will be fine in a couple years.

05-12-2002, 04:53 PM
i don't think we're wrong about him.. he's just not quite ready.
he will be a great one...but we just jumped the gun a bit

05-12-2002, 05:46 PM
Exactly murph....exactly.