The Cubs have declined a $3 million dollar option for the 2009 season on 37-year old righty swinging catcher Henry Blanco. The Cubs hope to re-sign Blanco at a much lower rate. He played in 58 games for the Cubs last season and he was 35 for 120 (.292 avg, .717 OPS) with 15 runs scored, 3 homers and 12 RBIs. Blanco has now appeared in 208 games (4 years) for the Cubs and he is 147 for 576 (.255 avg) with 57 runs scored, 15 homers and 78 RBIs. Blanco is still a decent backup catcher so the Cubs might lose him in free agency.