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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

Joe Blanton to Retire

After a 10 year career that included stops in Oakland, Philly, the Dodgers, and the Angels, former starting pitcher Joe Blanton will retire according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.Blanton, predominantly a ground ball pitcher throughout his career, began in Oakland in 2004. He spent 5 years in Oakland compiling a 47-46 record with a 4.25 ERA, striking out 431 over...
Via Baseball Essential
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...
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Former 2008 World Champion Phillies Pitcher Joe Blanton Reportedly Retires

Wikipedia Commons The Phillies acquired starter Joe Blanton at the trade deadline in 2008. While many fans at the time wanted the Phillies to acquire Rich Harden instead, Blanton proved to be just what the Phillies needed to help put them over the hump and win a World Championship. According...
Via Philliedelphia
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Sign Joe Blanton to minor league deal

The Oakland Athletics have brought back a familiar face. The Sacramento River Cats provide the details, via the club’s Twitter account. The @Athletics have signed Joe Blanton to a minor league deal. He will join the River Cats starting rotation. — River Cats (@RiverCats) March 31, 2014 The 33-year-old right-hander was released by the Los Angeles Angels last week after posting...
Via BaySportsNet
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Point/Counterpoint - Wanted: A New Focal Point for Angels Fan’s Anger and Disappointment

By Glen McKee and Nate Trop, Columnist/Satirist Yesterday, Angels fans woke up to the good news that Joe Blanton had been released, thereby finally eliminating any chance we’d see him on the mound during the regular season.  Well, at least on the mound in an Angels uniform – fate will probably have him throwing a shutout against us sometime soon.  It’s nothing...
Via Angelswin
March 27, 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 dump Joe Blanton

A little over a year ago, the Angels signed starting pitcher Joe Blanton to a two-year, $15 million. That move was greeted by a collective groan. The reasoning was that Blanton wasn’t very good and certainly didn’t deserve a two-year contract. Those critics had no idea how very right they were. In fact, one could argue that their criticism wasn’t hard enough. Blanton was an...
Via The Outside Corner
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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