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JOE BLANTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ryan Madson and Joe Blanton; the latest Angels disaster to be resurrected in Kansas City

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...
Via Monkey with a Halo
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals select veteran Joe Blanton from Triple-A Omaha

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals selected the contract of veteran right-hander Joe Blanton from Triple-A Omaha and optioned reliever Aaron Brooks to the same club before Saturday night's game against the Yankees. To make room on the roster, the Royals also recalled left-hander Brian Flynn from Omaha and placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a torn muscle in the back of his...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Blanton returns to the big show with the Kansas City Royals

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...
Via Philliedelphia
12 days ago  |  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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