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Joe Blanton, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ secret weapon

The man who started the 2015 season with the Omaha Storm Chasers — Triple A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals — is now the secret weapon for the playoff-bound Pittsburgh Pirates. Joe Blanton was purchased by the Pirates after being designated for assignment in late July. The former first-round draft pick had a disappointing past couple years, even taking all of 2014 off from...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 9-21-15 to 9-27-15

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 9/21/15 thru 9/21/15, the 25th week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 regular season.   Weekly result: 6 Wins and 1 Loss, 40 Runs Scored and 23 Runs Allowed.   Hero of the week: Jordy Mercer. Mercer caught fire in the high altitude of Denver and then carried it over to Chicago. His 3 Run Homer on Saturday that cut through the wind...
Via Hidden Vigorish
6 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!
July 30, 2015  |  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
July 30, 2015  |  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

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 him...
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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