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Arizona Fall League Interviews: Ryan O’Sullivan

On Monday October 13, I had some time to kill after arriving in Scottsdale for business and wandered over to Scottsdale Stadium, just a block from my hotel, where the Arizona Fall League was taking place. As luck had it, the Scottsdale Scorpions were playing and I was able to get press credentials. I conducted a number of interviews with some of the Phillies’ players and coaches...
Via Phillies Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Joe Blanton retires, Sean Burnett to resume throwing

The April 15th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Joe Blanton retires, Sean Burnett to resume throwing and much more… The Story: Joe Blanton is going to retire, probably. The Monkey Says: He hasn’t officially retired, but has left his Triple-A team. Whatever his status is, the Angels won’t get any money back, so he can do whatever he likes....
Via Monkey with a Halo
April 15, 2014  |  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 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 On-Base Talk
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Blanton Calls It a Career

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Via Valley Bay News
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

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

Ryan Cook Wild, Ineffective but Craig Gentry 2-for-4 in Rehab Action; Joe Blanton Debuts Again

On Saturday night in Visalia, Ryan Cook’s second rehab outing for the Stockton Ports didn’t go to plan. The Oakland A’s right-hander allowed a home run to the first batter he faced, and  only ended up pitching 2/3 of an inning before reaching his predetermined pitch count. On the night, the 26-year-old walked a pair, gave up three hits and also recorded two strikeouts. Cook...
Via BaySportsNet
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB rumors: Athletics and Indians sign major league players to minor league deals

Before heading into their opening day match up versus one another, the Oakland Athletics and the Cleveland Indians each signed a former big-leaguer to minor league deals. Joe Blanton, a first round pick of the Athletics back in 2002, finds his way back into the organization after spending 6 years between the Phillies, Dodgers, and Angels. The Indians signed catcher George Kottaras...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Released by the Angels, Joe Blanton signs with the A’s

Joe Blanton is going back to where it all began, signing a minor-league contract with the A’s after being released by the Angels last week. Blanton was Oakland’s first-round pick out of the University of Kentucky in 2002 and spent three-and-a-half seasons in the A’s rotation before being traded to the Phillies in mid-2008.
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 31, 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

Athletics sign Joe Blanton to minor league deal

getty images The Oakland Athletics have signed pitcher Joe Blanton to a minor league deal. Blanton has been assigned to Triple-A Sacramento . The 33-year-old Blanton was let go by the Los Angeles Angels this spring after allowing 22 hits and 16 earned runs in 20 1/3 innings of work. It is doubtful that Blanton will become much of an option for the Athletics this season after he was...
Via Tireball.com
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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

By Glen McKee and Nate Trop, AngelsWin.com 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

Halo Headlines: Blanton released, Burnett and Moran progressing

The March 27th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Blanton released, Burnett and Moran progressing and much more… The Story: The Angels released Joe Blanton and Jerry Dipoto takes full responsibility. The Monkey Says: This was cause for much celebration from Angels fans. Surely the hangover will be pretty rough once they all realize that Blanton is...
Via Monkey with a Halo
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 release pitcher Joe Blanton

About 16 months after he signed Joe Blanton to a two-year $15 million deal, Jerry Dipoto cut his – and the Angels’ – losses. The Angels general manager released the embattled right-hander on Wednesday morning, a quick and somewhat predictable end to his tenure with the club. “It’s regrettable,” Dipoto said. “It’s a mistake on my part. There is no one else to blame...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels release Joe Blanton

From Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register: Joe Blanton’s disappointing span with the Anaheim Angels came to a quick, although not entirely unexpected, end when the club released the veteran right-hander this morning. Joe Blanton, who signed a two-year, $15 million deal before last season, went 2-14 with a 6.04 ERA in 2013. He came to spring training this year with a extensive list...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels cut RHP Joe Blanton, owe him $8.5 million

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have granted right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton his unconditional release, but will still have to pay him $8.5 million.
Via FOXSports.com
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Grant Joe Blanton His Unconditional Release

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Via Valley Bay News
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.
Via FOXSports.com
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 ...
Via Fox Sports West
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels release pitcher Joe Blanon

getty images The Los Angeles Angels have released pitcher Joe Blanton. Blanton, 33, was given a two-year deal worth $15 million which immediately the Angels regretted. Last season Blanton appeared in 28 games last season making 20 starts and posted an ugly 6.04 ERA and a 1.61 WHIP in 132 2/3 innings. He has not posted a sub-4 ERA since 2007. The Angels are on the hook for his $7...
Via Tireball.com
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Burnett throws real bullpen session, Blanton finds success with adjustment

The March 14th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Burnett throws real bullpen session, Blanton finds success with adjustment and much more... The Story: Sean Burnett threw an actual, real bullpen session on Thursday. The Monkey Says: Another step forward, but the real test with these things is always how he feels the next day. If things are OK...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels could trade or release Joe Blanton

getty images Pitcher Joe Blanton is not guaranteed a spot on the Los Angeles Angels this season despite a $7.5 million salary. The Angels figure to employ a rotation of Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs and Hector Santiago. Blanton is logging innings this spring in case Skaggs or Santiago need more seasoning or should an injury arise. If neither of those two...
Via Tireball.com
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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