Found August 01, 2012 on
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The trade deadline has come and gone, with the Orioles (probably correctly) deciding to stand pat. Some thoughts on the non-trades and other things:
Taking Joe Blanton's contract off Philadelphia's hands would have been fine. Having the Phillies pick up most of it and throwing a mediocre prospect their way wouldn't have been the worst either. That they reportedly requested Jon Schoop is, I'm assuming, a joke.
Blanton is a decent enough pitcher; he does have excellent control. Since moving to the NL his strike-out rate has gone up (to above average), though he can be prone to the long-ball (some of that is surely his home ballpark). His 3.60 xFIP over the last three years is actually 25th in the Majors (min. 350 IP). Part of that is his 13.6% home run per flyball rate getting regressed though, and his 4.12 FIP is a far less impressive 69th (and his 4.75 ERA is 95th out of 103). Checking in on Blanton is smart, but with him still being owed $3 M for the rest of t...
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Before this season, there had been 25 seasons with a qualified starting pitcher who has had a strikeout-to-walk ratio greater than 6.00, and every single one of them has had an ERA- of 86 or better. To the likely surprise of many, Joe Blanton currently leads the NL with a 6.39 K/BB, and since Colby Lewis is out for the season and no other qualified starter has a mark better than...
Right-hander Joe Blanton was claimed off waivers and traded to the Dodgers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Right-hander B.J. Rosenberg was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, to fill the 25 man roster.
If this is what it the rebuilding stage feel ilk..the next 3 years are going to suck!
Since 2008, Blanton has the fourth-best winning percentage...
On the eve of the non-waiver trade deadline, the Baltimore Orioles remained in talks for pitching help, according to multiple media reports. On the field, the Orioles kept themselves neck-and-neck in the playoff hunt with a 5-4, series-opening win against the New York Yankees. Staying in the race means the Orioles figure to be active at the trade deadline. To remain competitive...
The Dodgers acquired pitcher Joe Blanton from the Phillies for a player to be named later or cash considerations after Los Angeles claimed Blanton off waivers. Blanton, 8-9 with a 4.59 ERA in 21 games this season, is in the final year of his contract. He leads the National League with 22 home runs allowed and a 6.4-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Blanton was traded from the Oakland...
Right-hander Joe Blanton has been traded to the Dodgers after Los Angeles claimed him on waivers.
Blanton will join outfielder Shane Victorino, who was sent from the Phillies to Los Angeles on Tuesday. Philadelphia also dealt outfielder Hunter Pence to San Francisco earlier this week.
The 31-year-old Blanton is 8-9 with a 4.59 ERA in 20 starts and one relief appearance. He is making...
The Dodgers shored up their rotation today by acquiring Joe Blanton from the Phillies for a player to be named later. OFFICIAL: @dodgers today acquired starting pitcher Joe Blanton from @phillies for a player to be named later. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 3, 2012 Blanton is owed about $2.9 million for the rest
Phillies starting pitcher Joe Blantonwas traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers today after being claimed off of waivers.
Just because the non-waiver trade deadline has passed doesn’t mean the Phillies are done dealing. The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed right hander Joe Blanton off of waivers today and the Phillies and Dodgers worked out a deal that will send cash considerations or a...
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired a Philadelphia Phillies starter Friday.
But it wasn't Cliff Lee.
The Dodgers announced Friday afternoon that they obtained right-hander Joe Blanton from Philadelphia for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
The Phillies put Blanton on trade waivers shortly after Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline, and Dodgers general manager...
Well, that was quick. After not being able to work out a deal with the Orioles for Joe Blanton, the Phillies dealt the starter to the Dodgers in exchange for a player to be named later or cold hard cash. Ahhhh, the typical waiver claim deal.
Blanton will be a free agent after the season, and while a trade for him isn't nearly as monumental as the rumblings surrounding...
The Dodgers have acquired starter Joe Blanton from the Phillies in return for a player to be named later.
The Baltimore Orioles decided the current roster is OK and the future of the organization is even more promising. That's the message the front office sent Tuesday when it opted not to make a deal before the non-waiver trade deadline. The club was said to be seeking a starting pitcher, third baseman and relief pitcher. Reports both Monday and Tuesday indicated the Orioles...
Orioles’ management blew it.
For the first time in 15 years Baltimore is heading into August as a legitimate playoff contender. As today’s trade deadline approached it was looking like those chances would be bolstered with Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton.
But, as has become the norm for the Orioles, no deal could be brokered. The already fading playoff aspirations...
The Philadelphia Phillies have traded CF Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The deal would net the Phillies reliever Josh Limdblom (2-2) with a 3.02 ERA in 48 games for the Dodgers this year and former 1st round pick (2008) Ethan Martin, also a right handed reliever.
This is the first move of an expected sell off by the 5 time defending NL East Champion Phillies. Phillies’...
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The O’s and Joe Blanton appear to be...
Here's a running list of trade rumors around the Major Leagues:
– The Baltimore Orioles are trying to acquire right handed pitcher Joe Blanton from the Philadelphia Phillies, but according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, “the amount of money the Orioles would have to pick up could be a sticking point in reaching an agreement.”
– Reports indicate that outfielder...