JOE BLANTON RUMORS & GOSSIP
The fairy tale ended abruptly for Joe Blanton.
Blanton had dazzled in his first two starts as a Royal, but crashed back to reality Monday night during Kansas City's 6-1 loss to Houston. The right-hander finished just 2 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on five hits and four walks. Entering Monday's game, Blanton had walked three total batters in 26 innings.
Blanton had filled in admirably...
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A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Monday:
Nolan Arenado has set a Rockies' record by getting a hit and scoring a run in 12 straight games. He can extend the mark when Colorado visits Oakland.
WHAT A START
Resurgent Royals pitcher Joe Blanton (2-0) aims to win his third straight start when he faces host Houston. The 34-year-old righty went 2-14...
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Raise your hand if you had Joe Blanton out-pitching Felix Hernandez. Nobody? Okay.
When Nelson Cruz belted a solo homer in the first inning, it was looking to be a long night for Joe Blanton and the Kansas City Royals. He then sat down the next sixteen batters. In his six innings of work, Blanton allowed just two hits, and struck out seven batters. Blanton went back out...
Who envisioned a rotation of Jeremy Guthrie, Chris Young, Edinson Volquez, Joe Blanton and Yordano Ventura in mid-June?
Dayton Moore, maybe?
Anyone else who imagined it considered it a scary notion.
You can never have enough pitching. They say a team needs eight starters to make it through a season. But, I never...
Remember the Angels’ New Coke version of the Core Four? That assemblage Jerry Dipoto put together prior to the disappointing 2013 season when Tommy Hanson, Sean Burnett, Joe Blanton and Ryan Madson were going to strengthen the pitching staff and lead the team to October glory. Why are you laughing? It really happened, here’s a picture to prove it:
Not so funny anymore, is...
Joe Blanton has been called up to the majors by @Royals. The 10-year MLB vet was 3-2 with a 3.89 ERA at Triple-A. pic.twitter.com/dILbTzQ752 — ExCats (@ExCats) May 16, 2015 Former Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton returns to the Major Leagues. After being released by the Angels prior to the 2014...
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...
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 him...
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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...