Found July 30, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Jim Thome
TEAMS: Baltimore Orioles
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The Orioles need to make a move. With the deadline fast approaching, and the Baltimore Oriole’s playoff hopes slowly slipping away, it is time for a deal to get done. Every rumor involving the AL East squad has fallen by the wayside. With both Manny Machado and Dylan Bundy off the market there is very little Baltimore can offer to sign that big name pitcher. So it seems like a chance at a top tier pitcher is slipping away. So with Greinke gone and the Cubs pitchers most likely out of reach, who does GM Dan Duquette turn to? Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton. The fire sale that is the Phillies is where most teams are looking to, Baltimore included. While most fans were looking for someone a little more high profile, the right handed pitcher is a great piece. Blanton is a talented pitcher who has been around the block a few times. He isn’t going to be the best pitcher on any team but he can make a difference for a team with playoff aspirations; especially one with as weak a starting rotati...
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