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"Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #31 by Rising O's » July 31st, 2012, 8:00 am

Blanton has been on fire the last two months and he does stabilize the rotation a bit more. It should be clear that the brass is not confident in Arrieta, Matusz being able to help this year. Gonzalez looks good enough to stick. This trade could indicate they are concerned about Hammel's return too.

I don't know what to make of the Orioles chances as a wild card, but he should help at least a little, and if all it costs is money, just make the deal.
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #32 by osforlife » July 31st, 2012, 10:01 am

TuckerBlair89 wrote: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.

You're right, I shouldn't have said another Tommy Hunter. Blanton is better than Tommy. Homer prone pitchers do not play well in Camden Yards and that is my overall worry. And I do not want to give up a top 10 prospect for a #5 starter who we keep for 2 months.
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #33 by Jordan Tuwiner » July 31st, 2012, 10:36 am

https://twitter.com/Britt_Ghiroli/statu ... 0922083328
Blanton as an Oriole is looking more and more like it wont happen. Story coming soon via @ToddZolecki


https://twitter.com/Britt_Ghiroli/statu ... 2168327169
Orioles simply don't want to pick up that salary and two sides differ on what Philly should get back.
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #34 by Ampontan » July 31st, 2012, 10:41 am

Kubatko tweeted however, that the Orioles got medical reports for two Phils minor leaguers. FWIW
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #35 by Tucker Blair » July 31st, 2012, 10:53 am

Ampontan wrote:Kubatko tweeted however, that the Orioles got medical reports for two Phils minor leaguers. FWIW

Now that is a little bit intriguing. Not sure exactly whom it could be.
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #36 by birdwatcher55 » July 31st, 2012, 12:40 pm

I don't see us getting Blanton and I feel very thankful 8-)
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #37 by Jordan Tuwiner » July 31st, 2012, 12:46 pm

https://twitter.com/danconnollysun/stat ... 2866719744
Been told #Orioles will not pay the $3M, but will pay something. And again player going back would b considered mid-level player


https://twitter.com/danconnollysun/stat ... 4564897792
Blanton to #Orioles is gaining steam again. #Phillies coming off $3M demands. One source said wouldnt b surprised if Os do it/nothing else
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #38 by mikezpen » August 1st, 2012, 9:10 am

A trade we didn't need to make.
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Re: "Phillies close to trading Joe Blanton to Baltimore"

PostPost #39 by ofahn » August 1st, 2012, 12:40 pm

mikezpen wrote:A trade we didn't need to make.


Amen.
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