McTaggart has been busy. Now he has an article about Blum's impending utility-ness:
"My role's been different every year I played. The opportunities always seem to be there, luckily, with my ability to play a couple of different positions. If it's not third base, hopefully I can give guys a break at second, short or first, if necessary, but my role is definitely going to be different than last year. I made the most of my starts last year at third base, and now I've got to wait and see where they're going to come from, probably pinch-hitting or off the bench. That's what I did two years ago when I came to Houston. I'm comfortable with it, and I'm glad they extended a contract to me and brought me back...
..."There's going to be more pressure doing one at-bat per game than four, but as far as physically, it's going to be less stressful on me at my particular age. I want to win, and I'm going to do whatever it takes to win and whatever they ask me, I will."
And he's saying the things that get you named Easy Eddie's Employee of the Month:
"I appreciate the fact they didn't panic and go out and sign a ton of free agents. I know payroll issues had something to do with it, but I know the additions they did make will definitely help our ballclub be better."