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12-31-2010 05:57 PM #1
Should trading for Blanton be our next move?
Phillies are most assuredly looking for a taker. It would certainly solve our need for a vet starting pitcher, although I'm not sure what numbers he'd put up in the AL East.
Now that our lineup is *seemingly* complete, should this be our next course of action?
12-31-2010 05:59 PM #2
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12-31-2010 06:00 PM #3
I would take Blanton only if we don't give much up at all, and only if he's used as a bullpen guy/injury insurance spot-starter.
12-31-2010 06:40 PM #4
I'm down for either direction. A guy like Blanton that pushes someone (unfairly?) to AAA, or a guy like Chen that we can stash, or AAA minor league FA. I just continually think to August/September when injuries or fatigue force us to bring up some AAAA nobody just to fill a ML start.
Last year, with Millwood here, we at least had a credible rotation, til the end. I want guys fighting to get to the ML level, pushing aside solid (but old) guys, rather than even ONE "emergency start". I don't want to EVER hear that term used again.
12-31-2010 06:43 PM #5
Blanton + $3 million for Bascom. Sign me up.
12-31-2010 06:45 PM #6
12-31-2010 06:46 PM #7
It's risky, as I'm not sure Blanton would hold up well in the AL East, but it would be better to have him in the rotation than to go with Guthrie and Matusz plus all the unproven young arms.
12-31-2010 06:46 PM #8
12-31-2010 06:46 PM #9Plus Member since 11/03 Hall of Fame
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I don't want Blanton. I agree with someone that can go to AAA or be in the pen.
12-31-2010 06:47 PM #10
Lets sign Chris Young instead.
12-31-2010 06:49 PM #11Released Released
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No thanks. Blanton isnt really that good. I rather have britton or bergy fighting for a pitching spot.
12-31-2010 06:50 PM #12
Also, we no longer have David Hernandez. He easily could have started again for us. And the JJ experiment evidently is not happening for the same reason.
12-31-2010 07:09 PM #13
our next move should be getting Jim Thome.......
12-31-2010 07:14 PM #14
Blanton had a pretty high ERA (4.84) last year but his xFIP was 4.06 and his LD%/BABIP indicates some bad luck. I think he would be fine and if we could get him cheap I'm all over it.
A quality mid-rotation starter for a c prospect? This has AM stamped on it's forehead.
Last edited by sangar; 12-31-2010 at 07:18 PM.
12-31-2010 07:20 PM #15