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JOE BLANTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Out of the Batter’s Box – The return of Blanton and Papelbon heading to Toronto?

The Phillies made some front office moves, have a possible new trade partner to discuss Papelbon, and Amaro remains one of the worst GMs in baseball. 1. Will anybody let Joe Blanton pitch? Former Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton is looking to make a return to the mound this season. After sitting out the 20144 season without a job, Blanton plans to workout in front of any team willing...
Via Macho Row
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Blanton Making Comeback

Free-agent right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton is trying to make a comeback to the major leagues. Blanton will hold an open workout, which includes a bullpen session, for teams interested in his services next week on February 4th, according to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors. Joe Blanton holding an open workout and bullpen session for teams on Feb 4 in Nashville area. He’s healthy...
Via Baseball Essential
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Blanton wants to pitch in 2015

Joe Blanton did not throw a single pitch in baseball in 2014, but he would like to pitch in 2015. The former Phillies pitcher is reportedly set to hold a public work out and throwing session in front of any interested parties next week (February 4 according to MLB Trade Rumors). The Phillies need a starting pitcher… I would not expect the Phillies being among any potential teams...
Via Macho Row
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

David Montgomery returning as chairman and other front office moves

Aside from waiting to see if the Phillies will be able to move Jonathan Papelbon or if there will be any interest in the possible return of Joe Blanton (more on that one in a bit), the Phillies made some front office changes Wednesday afternoon. David Montgomery is not returning to his position as team president. Instead, Montgomery is taking over the role of chairman in the Phillies...
Via Macho Row
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Blanton Comes Out of Retirement, To Hold Open Workout and Bullpen Session

View image | gettyimages.com The former 'fifth ace' of the 2011 Phillies' rotation has decided to come out of retirement, according to MLB Trade Rumors' Tim Dierkes. Dierkes adds that the 34-year-old right hander will be holding an open workout and bullpen session for teams on February 4th in the...
Via Philliedelphia
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB News: Joe Blanton retires

Veteran right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton has decided to retire, according to the Sacramento RiverCats Twitter feed.It's official. Joe Blanton has retired.— River Cats (@RiverCats) April 14, 2014 Blanton was drafted by the Oaklan Athletics in the first round of the 2002 draft. He shot through the minor leagues and debuted with Oakland as a September call-up in 2004. The Kentucky...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Blanton retires from baseball

getty images Joe Blanton has retired from baseball. The right handed pitcher was released from the Los Angeles Angels at the end of spring training and later latched on with the Oakland Athletics. Assigned to Triple-A he has retired after two starts. Joe Blanton has retired. Had been pitching for A's AAA team. Yes, #Angels still owe him all of his contract. Since they released...
Via Tireball.com
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Blanton’s release brings concerns over Depth

Today, the prayers of many fans were answered in the form of Joe Blanton being granted his unconditional release. The line score for Blanton in his final start with the Angels was: 4.1 IP 6 H 4 ER 4 BB 3 K, while also allowing a monster home run to the Brewers’ Carlos Gomez. This is what Angel fans had grown accustomed to seeing from Blanton every time he took the mound. Both...
Via In The Neutral Zone
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels grant RHP Joe Blanton his unconditional release

Joe Blanton's brief tenure with the Angels was destined to end badly, and Wednesday, it finally did when the team announced it had granted the right-hander his unconditional release. Blanton never found his footing in Anaheim after signing a two-year deal as a free agent in December 2012. He lost his job in the starting rotation last season and had a 2-14 record in 28 games (20 starts...
Via Fox Sports West
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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