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Pittsburgh Pirates: Trade deadline countdown

I have written a hastily-prepared article about the Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Trade Deadline, and you are going to read it.  Why?  Because it’s Friday, and you don’t feel like working anyway.  Here are some numbered thoughts, all of which are true. 1.  Never in my life did I think I would see the Pirates, Houston Astros, and Kansas City Royals ALL as buyers at the same...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates designate Vance Worley for assignment to make room for Joe Blanton

View image | gettyimages.com A couple of former Phillies find themselves in a roster spot crunch for a contender. Joe Blanton was designated for assignment by the Kansas City Royals after they acquired Johnny Cueto and needed the roster spot. Then, Blanton was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The move...
Via Philliedelphia
2 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!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals trade Joe Blanton to Pirates for cash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals have traded right-hander Joe Blanton to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. Blanton, 34, was designated for assignment Tuesday, when Johnny Cueto reported to the Kansas City following his trade from Cincinnati. Blanton was 2-2 with a 3.89 ERA in four starts and 11 relief appearances this season. A former first-round draft pick, Blanton...
Via AP on Fox
3 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...
Via WHYGAVS?
3 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
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals designate Blanton to make room for Cueto

The Kansas City Royals announced Tuesday that right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto has officially joined the club and will be in uniform (No. 47) for Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians. In a corresponding roster move, the Royals designated right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton for assignment. Blanton appeared in 15 games this season for the Royals, including four starts....
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tribe Drops Fifth Straight; Royals 9, Indians 4

The Royals jumped on Indians starter Cody Anderson for seven runs in 5.2 innings, and the Indians offense once again struggled to deliver timely hits in a 9-4 loss to KC on Monday night. The Indians have lost five straight. Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer in the first and had three hits, while Kendrys Morales also drove in three. Carlos Santana hit a solo homer in the second and...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

7/27 Recap: Anderson’s Luck Runs Out, Royals Keep Winning

Player of the Game Francisco Lindor gave the Indians a small sign of hope by taking advantage of some late wildness from starter Edinson Volquez. The Royals righty walked Giovanny Urshela and Jason Kipnis to start the seventh and was replaced by Joe Blanton. Lindor took the first pitch from Blanton out of the ballpark to right center to bring home three, more than the Indians have...
Via Burning River Baseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Find A Way: Royals Break Out in 8th to Steal Game Two From Pirates

In Tuesday’s second game of the interleague series with the Pittsburgh Pirates, fans saw the return of Jason Vargas from his second stint on the disabled list. That return would be short-lived, however. In the 2nd inning, after giving up a leadoff double off the top of the wall then getting a strikeout, Vargas pulled up after a pitch looking at his left arm. He tried one more...
Via Royals Blue
11 days ago  |  Discuss

This one touched a nerve

I don’t know if I’ve seen Pirate fans more irritated during/after a loss all season, and even though a close road loss to the best team in the AL shouldn’t be that big of a deal, it’s not all that hard to understand why: Joe Blanton completely shut down the Pirate offense after they seemed to catch a break with KC starter Jason Vargas going down with an injury in the second...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cooking in K.C.: Mauer's four hits lead Twins over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Joe Mauer continues to make Kansas City his home away from home. Mauer hit a two-run homer in his first four-hit game in nearly two years, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night. Mauer, who is 13 for 28 against Royals starter Joe Blanton, homered with Brian Dozier aboard in a three-run first. Mauer finished 4 for 5 to raise his...
Via Fox Sports North
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' lead over Twins falls to 3 1/2 games after 5-3 loss at The K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Joe Mauer hit a two-run homer in his first four-hit game in nearly two years, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night. Mauer, who is 13 for 28 against Royals starter Joe Blanton, homered with Brian Dozier aboard in a three-run first. Aaron Hicks' grounder scored Trevor Plouffe, who missed the cycle by a home run, with the other run...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mauer has 2-run HR among 4 hits as Twins beat Royals 5-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Joe Mauer hit a two-run homer in his first four-hit game in nearly two years, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night. Mauer, who is 13 for 28 against Royals starter Joe Blanton (2-2), homered with Brian Dozier aboard in a three-run first. Aaron Hicks' grounder scored Trevor Plouffe, who missed the cycle by a home run, with the...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' four-game winning streak snapped in Houston

HOUSTON -- Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers, and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night. In a matchup of teams with the best records in the American League, Houston snapped Kansas City's four-game winning streak. The Royals are 44-29 and the Astros are 45-34. McCullers (4-2) allowed four hits and a run...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros jump all over Blanton early and cruise past Royals

The fairy tale ended abruptly for Joe Blanton. Blanton had dazzled in his first two starts as a Royal, but crashed back to reality Monday night during Kansas City's 6-1 loss to Houston. The right-hander finished just 2 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on five hits and four walks. Entering Monday's game, Blanton had walked three total batters in 26 innings. Blanton had filled in admirably...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 29, 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

LEADING OFF: Weiss back in Oakland, Blanton regains touch

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Monday: --- STREAKING Nolan Arenado has set a Rockies' record by getting a hit and scoring a run in 12 straight games. He can extend the mark when Colorado visits Oakland. WHAT A START Resurgent Royals pitcher Joe Blanton (2-0) aims to win his third straight start when he faces host Houston. The 34-year-old righty went 2-14...
Via AP on Fox
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Where would the Kansas City Royals be without Edinson Volquez?

Lost in all the madness of the Kansas City Royals‘ All-Star bonanza has been the much-less-hyped but just-as-important stellar season that starting pitcher Edinson Volquez is having. The Royals are considered the American League favorite by many Vegas oddsmakers, but it’s hard to ignore their spotty starting pitching. Entering Saturday, the Royals’ rotation is ranked 22nd in...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Series recap vs Kansas City, The Pain Continues

The struggles of the Seattle Mariners continued to start the week, as they finished the current home stand by dropping 2 of 3 to the visiting Kansas City Royals. With the loss the Mariners drop to 33-40 on the season, and hopes of the postseason become more of a distant memory. Game 1 The first game of the series saw Joe Blanton come out of retirement to out-duel the King, with...
Via Seattle Side Up!
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Solved by Former Farmhand

Hey, how do we get a pitcher like Mike Mont— Oh…. Wait a minute!   Former Royals’ farmhand, Mike Montgomery, pitched a complete game shut-out against the Royals, sending them to the showers with a 7-0 loss hanging over their heads.   There were plenty of chances against Mike Montgomery. Kansas City had the bases loaded in the first inning with no outs, and...
Via Royals Blue
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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