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Pittsburgh Pirates get journeyman Joe Blanton from Kansas City Royals

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired veteran Joe Blanton from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations. After the Royals traded for Johnny Cueto from the Cincinnati Reds, they designated Blanton for assignment and then quickly sent him to the Pirates. The Pirates become the sixth team that Blanton has played for in his 11-year career and his fifth team in the last...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates designate Worley to make room for reliever Blanton

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pirates designated pitcher Vance Worley for assignment on Thursday to make room on the roster for newly acquired reliever Joe Blanton. Pittsburgh acquired Blanton from Kansas City early Thursday for cash considerations. Blanton went 2-2 with a 3.94 ERA and two saves in 15 appearances for the Royals this season, including four starts. Worley bounced between the...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Blanton. Yes, Joe Blanton

Woo, hot trade deadline action!!! The @Pirates acquire RHP Joe Blanton from @Royals for cash considerations. Blanton posted a 3.89 ERA in 15 games (4 starts) with KC in 2015 — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 30, 2015 While this surely will (actually, already has) brought out all kinds of sarcasm and anger from people wanting to see the Pirates join some of the real deadline...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates acquire Joe Blanton

The Pirates announced tonight that they acquired Joe Blanton from the Royals for cash. Blanton was designated for assignment earlier this week when the Royals acquired Ben Zobrist. It’s late and I’d rather go to bed than dig through Blanton’s Baseball-Reference page (I was honestly just laying in bed, updating Twitter on my iPad and laughing at the Mets at this point), but...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals trade Blanton to Pirates for cash

The Kansas City Royals announced Wednesday that they have traded right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for cash considerations. Blanton, 34, was designated for assignment Tuesday to make room on the 25-man roster for pitcher Johnny Cueto. In his first season with Kansas City, Blanton was 2-2 with a 3.89 ERA in 41 2/3 innings. In 15 games he made four...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Young Should Be Odd Man Out of Royals Rotation

  Royals new hired gun Johnny Cueto officially joined the Royals last night. To clear roster space, Joe Blanton, one day after recording his second save (this one the rare 3-inning variety) in three appearances (only two career saves), was shipped out, designated for assignment. Blanton, gave us more than we ever expected this season, producing a 3.89 ERA over 41 2/3...
Via Royals Blue
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Joe Blanton picks up second career save

When the Kansas City Royals signed Joe Blanton in the offseason this year, they were getting a career starting pitcher. Blanton retired after a disastrous 2013 season with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in which he posted a 6.04 earned run average and a dreadful 2-14 record. Despite his retirement, Blanton was persuaded to join the Royals this year in hopes of helping them win...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: Joe Blanton Re-Assessment Opportunity

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by viscount of the internet Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. […]
Via Fangraphs
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Not so Royal: The King Out-dueled by Joe Blanton

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...
Via Royals Blue
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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