Blanton_bostonWhat did they say about a town of beans?

Jon Heyman (@SI_JonHeyman), the writer who was all over the Lee story, reports that the Phillies are working on a deal that would send Joe Blanton to Boston.

Blanton will make $8.5 million each of the next two years, and the Phillies would love to get that $$$ off the books now that they are paying Cliff Lee $120 million.

So, it looks like Kyle Kendrick or Vance Worley for that fifth spot in the rotation.  At this rate, we could just concede every fifth day and still be the best team in the league.

UPDATE: Gorden Edes of ESPN Boston reports that there is no deal in place yet.