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Postby converge241 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:43 am

Red Sox To Acquire Joe Blanton?
By Tim Dierkes [December 14 at 7:35am CST]
7:35am: Word is that the Phillies have a Blanton deal in place with the Red Sox, tweets SI's Jon Heyman.

7:14am: The Phillies were deep in discussions yesterday about sending Joe Blanton to the Red Sox, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Moving some of the $17MM owed to Blanton seems to be a priority for the Phillies now that they've added Cliff Lee's huge salary to the payroll.

The Red Sox would be a surprising match for Blanton, as they've already got John Lackey, Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and Josh Beckett penciled into the rotation with Tim Wakefield under contract as well. Some teams have inquired on Matsuzaka, but Blanton wasn't great in his last American League stint and might not be an upgrade.

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Re: Red Sox to aquire Joe Blanton

Postby nsulham » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:44 am

Yeah I have no idea what this is about. Either Dice-K or maybe Lackey is on the move or they're converting Blanton to a reliever. I have no clue.
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Re: Red Sox to aquire Joe Blanton

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:48 am

I've said it before and I'll say it again: No pitcher in Major League Baseball history has lost me more money than Joe Blanton. *angrily shakes fist*
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Re: Red Sox to aquire Joe Blanton

Postby nsulham » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:52 am

Plus I forgot Curt Young had Blanton in Oakland so maybe he sees something.
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Re: Red Sox to aquire Joe Blanton

Postby converge241 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:57 am

Word is they may have agreed to take Blanton mainly to help along the Cliff Lee to Philly deal

And possibly re-trade Blanton after
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Re: Red Sox to aquire Joe Blanton

Postby converge241 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:09 am

Conflicting reports now:

No agreement has been finalized, reports WEEI's Rob Bradford. A deal is unlikely, tweets ESPN's Gordon Edes.

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Re: Red Sox to aquire Joe Blanton

Postby bigken117 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:24 am

converge241 wrote:Word is they may have agreed to take Blanton mainly to help along the Cliff Lee to Philly deal


This is the only reason I would be ok with acquiring him :-b
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Re: Red Sox to aquire Joe Blanton

Postby Fenway Punk » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:16 pm

This was nothing but speculation. But hey I think that's why we are all here, right? :-]
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