Monday, September 6, 2010

Blum wants to come back in 2011

But only to Houston, reports Brian McTaggart.

Blum, who has half the vote on his $1.65m mutual option for 2011:
"I think I'm at the mercy of the ballclub. It's been a rough year for me physically for whatever reason. Some people are going to blame age, but I think mentally, I still have game left. I'm at the point in my career I have to run it by the family. I've got girls in school, a wife that has been putting up with me for the last 12 years, so it's something when the season ends we have to talk about. But I'd be more than happy to be an Astro again. I think if I plan on coming next year, it will definitely be as an Astro."

McTaggart, who notes:
Blum is quite valuable; not only because of his versatility, but because of the veteran leadership quality he brings to the Astros' increasingly young clubhouse.

Would you exercise or decline his option?