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"Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

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PostPost #16 by OriolesRedskins28 » July 30th, 2012, 7:35 pm

From mlbtraderumors:

":03pm: Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer hears the Phillies want infield prospect Jonathan Schoop for Blanton. Schoop, 20, entered the season as the Orioles' number three prospect behind Dylan Bundy and Manny Machado, according to Baseball America. However, he didn't crack the publication's midseason list of the top 50 prospects in the game. Schoop has a .244/.301/.391 batting line in 413 plate appearances at Double-A this year."

HA. If the O's gave up Schoop for Blanton I may call it quits with this team.
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #17 by birdwatcher55 » July 30th, 2012, 7:39 pm

Rumor is it's Schoop for Blanton. I hope this is wrong, dead wrong!! 8-)
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #18 by ofahn » July 30th, 2012, 7:47 pm

OriolesRedskins28 wrote:If the O's gave up Schoop for Blanton I may call it quits with this team.


I think the fans would riot and hang DD from the Warehouse.
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #19 by legmason » July 30th, 2012, 8:12 pm

OriolesRedskins28 wrote:From mlbtraderumors:

":03pm: Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer hears the Phillies want infield prospect Jonathan Schoop for Blanton. Schoop, 20, entered the season as the Orioles' number three prospect behind Dylan Bundy and Manny Machado, according to Baseball America. However, he didn't crack the publication's midseason list of the top 50 prospects in the game. Schoop has a .244/.301/.391 batting line in 413 plate appearances at Double-A this year."

HA. If the O's gave up Schoop for Blanton I may call it quits with this team.


Yeah I just read that too and almost spit my yuengling all over the living room. The Philadelphia front office must be high but I guess it never hurts to ask. No way DD does that deal....at least I hope not or God save us all. I'm not that crazy about Blanton and I think he gets hit way too much but he could at least soak up some innings. I have a feeling though that Boston and New York would eat him alive.

If it doesn't cost us much I don't mind though.
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #20 by Jordan Tuwiner » July 30th, 2012, 8:13 pm

Jon Heyman just tweeted that the O's are not willing to give up Schoop.
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #21 by OriolesRedskins28 » July 30th, 2012, 8:14 pm

Jordan Tuwiner wrote:Jon Heyman just tweeted that the O's are not willing to give up Schoop.


Just saw that. THANK GOODNESS.
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #22 by osforlife » July 30th, 2012, 8:57 pm

I don't see a need to trade for another Tommy Hunter. Chen has been great, Tillman looks like a new pitcher, Gonzalez looks pretty legit although he does get a little gassed after 100 pitches, I think we need to see Britton a little more, and Hunter has looked great in 2 of his last three starts. Hammel will be coming back in late August. I see the reasoning for it with all the incertainty here, but I don't see him pitching well in Camden against AL teams. I would be okay with it if all we game up was Ryan Adams. I've always liked him, but everybody else doesn't seem to. He strikes out, and doesn't play good defense. But his bat is legit, and could be an everyday second basemen IMO.
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #23 by Tucker Blair » July 30th, 2012, 9:04 pm

I'm not quite sure why everyone keeps saying he is another Tommy Hunter. He is well above Hunter, and has always been well above Hunter.
Career:
Hunter: 4.79 ERA 4.95 FIP 4.48 xFIP
Blanton: 4.35 ERA 4.17 FIP 4.18 xFIP

not close if you ask me, and Blanton throws 6.6 innings per start on average which is very good. Also he dominates in August.

So if you can get him for cheap, i'm not so sure why it's such a big deal. He's not close to being as bad as people think.
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #24 by ofahn » July 30th, 2012, 9:07 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:Hunter: 4.79 ERA 4.95 FIP 4.48 xFIP
Blanton: 4.35 ERA 4.17 FIP 4.18 xFIP


Hunter pitched in the AL and Blanton in the NL. Did you take that into consideration?
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #25 by Tucker Blair » July 30th, 2012, 9:08 pm

ofahn wrote:
Hunter pitched in the AL and Blanton in the NL. Did you take that into consideration?


Blanton pitched 3.5 years in the AL. Not sure how this makes anything different. He actually had better numbers in the AL.
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #26 by Jordan Tuwiner » July 30th, 2012, 9:10 pm

ofahn wrote:
Hunter pitched in the AL and Blanton in the NL. Did you take that into consideration?

Hunter FIP-: 135
Blanton FIP-: 101

Accounts for league and park. 2012 numbers.
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #27 by ofahn » July 30th, 2012, 9:13 pm

Jordan Tuwiner wrote:Hunter FIP-: 135
Blanton FIP-: 101

Accounts for league and park.


I didn't know that.
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #28 by docjj » July 30th, 2012, 9:50 pm

I think Blanton is a "slight upgrade" over Hunter, and I mean slight. His career numbers against Bos, NY and Tampa are terrible. I sure as heck hope we're not giving up much....
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #29 by Shorebirdfan » July 30th, 2012, 10:22 pm

Would the addition of Blanton add the depth needed in the rotation to allow them to include Arrieta in a deal for Headley?
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #30 by Matt P » July 31st, 2012, 1:05 am

I don't know what's funnier; the fact that the O's think Joe Blanton is going to keep them in contention the rest of the season or the fact the Phillies actually said they wanted anyone in the O's top 10 prospect list for him.
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