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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

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 ...
Via Fox Sports West
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Blanton making run at embarrassing pitching triple crown

Joe Blanton has been the worst pitcher in baseball this season, and that’s not an exaggeration. Whether he’s been starting or relieving for the Los Angeles Angels, his results have been equally awful. In fact, he’s been so bad that he could win the pitching triple crown … in all the wrong categories. Blanton currently […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Blanton Player Profile & Projections

By Robert Cunningham, Staff Writer --  2013 Outlook: So clearly Joe Blanton isn't the "Big Splash" that everyone was thinking of when the Angels acquired a pitcher during the offseason. No one is here to argue that. However, like Hanson, Joe could prove to be a "Value Splash" based on a recent history (since 2010) of increased strikeouts...
Via Angelswin
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers complete Blanton trade by sending O'Sullivan to Philly

The Dodgers sent right-handed pitcher Ryan O'Sullivan to Philadelphia today to complete the Joe Blanton trade. I was a little surprised when I saw this news, but I guess it's not the worst trade. I was on board with the Blanton acquisition, but I thought it might take a little less than O'Sullivan to land. O'Sullivan ranked as the Dodgers' 18th-best prospect...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Blanton tries to bring good luck -- and pitching

After taking the first two games of their series with the Chicago Cubsincluding Saturday's 3-2 winthe Dodgers will send their newest acquisition--31-year old Joe Blanton--to the mound Sunday afternoon, hoping he can do for them what he did when he was dealt from Oakland to Philadelphia: Help turn them into winners. Because when Joe Blanton gets traded, his new team ends up with...
Via Fox Sports West
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe Blanton is Having One of the Weirdest Seasons Ever

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...
Via Fangraphs
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Latest Rumor: Baltimore Orioles are Interested in Phillies' Joe Blanton

CBS Sports' Danny Knobler is reporting that the Baltimore Orioles are interested in the Phillies' Joe Blanton: After a good first month, Orioles starters are back near the bottom, with a combined 4.70 ERA that ranks 25th in baseball. Even with the slumping rotation, the Orioles have managed to stay in second place in the American League East. While they're far behind...
Via Philliedelphia
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Deal or No Deal: Joe Blanton

As the trade deadline approaches, Ian and Corey will provide their opinions to “Deal” or “Not Deal” various members of the Phillies roster, where best fits may lie, and who they should seek in return. Today’s subject? The venerable Kentucky northpaw Joe Blanton. No Deal – Ian Riccaboni Joe Blanton is quietly putting together a very nice year for the Phillies – his...
Via Phillies Nation
July 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies sellers? Get the sale started by moving Big Joe

Phillies starting pitcher Joe Blanton was placed on the 15-day DL will a medial impingement in his right (throwing) elbow. Big Joe Blanton on the trading radar? After last nights performance against the Dodgers, 8 innings, 2 runs, 7 strikeouts and no walks, Blanton might be a perfect fit for the bus out-of-town. Blanton, who at 8-8 at times this season has been un-hittable and also...
Via Philly Sports World
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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