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Trade: Blanton to the Phillies

Postby Old_Style » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:48 pm

Buster Olney is reporting that Joe Blanton is heading to Philadelphia.
Details in a bit..
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Re: Trade: Blanton to the Phillies

Postby Slayer Rules » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:50 pm

What a joke. Is this intended to help the Phillies in some way?
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Re: Trade: Blanton to the Phillies

Postby AquaMan2342 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:52 pm

Depending on what they gave up ( :-D ), I'd say Philly got a great starter. I think Blanton is pretty underrated, and they must have gotten him at a cheaper price than Burnett or Bedard would have cost.
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Re: Trade: Blanton to the Phillies

Postby dclark0699 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:54 pm

Rotoworld says three minor leaguers
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Re: Trade: Blanton to the Phillies

Postby Old_Style » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:54 pm

Does Gio Gonzalez get a crack at the rotation now?
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Re: Trade: Blanton to the Phillies

Postby hybrid » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:00 pm

Guess this shows how badly they wanted pitching, he isn't that good espcially away from the Coliseum. Since 2005 he has been horrible away and now he gets to pitch in that band box? Ick, he will give you innings but be terrible in the process.
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Re: Trade: Blanton to the Phillies

Postby Yoda » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:00 pm

Old_Style wrote:Does Gio Gonzalez get a crack at the rotation now?


I don't think that he is ready. He is still walking people at an alarming rate.

As for the trade, I will reserve judgement but Blanton is not that great.
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Re: Trade: Blanton to the Phillies

Postby Slayer Rules » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:03 pm

I thought Burnett made sense for this team. I'm surprised they couldn't do better than this....
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Re: Trade: Blanton to the Phillies

Postby AquaMan2342 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:03 pm

Crap, nevermind. I guess I didn't really look at his stats from last year. I remember last year really well, but maybe it was more of an aberration than anything else. I take it back it's the worst deal ever.
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Re: Trade: Blanton to the Phillies

Postby kab21 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:08 pm

The deal can't be judged until I know what prospects are involved, but I'm going to guess that it's too much (based on Beane's history). On the plus he's a groundball pitcher in that bandbox...
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