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Joe Blanton claimed by Dodgers and sent there for cash


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Relax, just don't let it get to you. I stopped getting upset when I realized that the Orioles never actually upgrade. They add to a status quo situation and hope for the best. 2012 has been the "hope for the best" season where things actually broke our way for once. So far.

Again, we've let a player we could have used slip through our fingers while other teams improve. It's been like this for a long, long time.

And we WON'T get Cliff Lee. Ever.

Well, no, we will get him when he is 45 years old.

MSK

A 45 year old Cliff Lee would still outpitch the 3-5 were running out there right now haha. Im only semi kidding.

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What do you mean by "NL gets first dibs" -- is that because he was in the NL? I thought it went in reverse order of record, regardless of the league?

NL players get offered to the NL first, in reverse order of record, then the AL. Vice versa for AL players.

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What do you mean by "NL gets first dibs" -- is that because he was in the NL? I thought it went in reverse order of record, regardless of the league?
Players league reverse order of the standings. Opposite league reverse order of the standings.
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That's funny considering Blanton avg over 6 innings per. And doesn't walk guys.

Hunter

97 IP in 16 games = 6 IP on average

As for walking batters? 16 BB in 97 IP. Which is roughly 1 walk every 6 IP.

What about Joe Blanton? 133 1/3 IP in 20 games started. 6 2/3 IP. 18 BB in 133 1/3 IP. Which is roughly 1 walk every 7 1/3 IP.

Tommy has allowed more home runs, but you're also talking about Camden Yards (and the AL) being a much tougher stadium/league to pitch in.

They're not tremendously different. And I'd imagine if Hunter could face a pitcher 2-3 times a start, he'd probably go near 7IP every time out, also.

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Of course they did. They were greedy and Duquette called BS.

More like "DD had already convinced PA to give him change for the gumball machine, and asking for even more $$$ seemed too risky at the time."

Regardless, the fact that the O's were "targeting" players like Blanton shows that the deadline, as many others have said, was never going to serve as a means of fixing the team.

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I find it interesting that every team that claimed him are teams with strong SP. Yet they felt they could still use Blanton. The O's with the worst SP in MLB, felt he wasn't much of an upgrade over what they have. I guess that's the difference between the NL and the AL.

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I find it interesting that every team that claimed him are teams with strong SP. Yet they felt they could still use Blanton. The O's with the worst SP in MLB, felt he wasn't much of an upgrade over what they have. I guess that's the difference between the NL and the AL.

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