Joe Blanton Was Claimed Off Waivers, Traded to Dodgers

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Joe Blanton was claimed off waivers and traded to the Dodgers in exchange for a player-to-be-named-later or cash.

This doesn't come as a surprise. Blanton was going to be a free agent at the end of the year. Earlier in the week, the Phillies couldn't reach a deal with the Orioles to send Blanton to Baltimore– they reportedly didn't want to pay a portion of his remaining contract.

Blanton was scheduled to pitch tonight. Kyle Kendrick will take his place.

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  • eh August 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    dude, he wasn’t getting re-signed. might as well get something for him and make some big offseason moves.

  • Lt. August 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Take care, Big Joe!
    We’ll always have your pile-it-on homer in the 2008 WS.

  • Bald Mike August 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    With them already being under the luxury tax why even both doing this to save money

  • Lt. August 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    RAJ will have a lot of money to kick around in the off season.
    Lots of holes to fill.

  • Freddy G's ugly pants August 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Just read that cliff lee was also claimed off of waivers. Great, now we lost 2 starting pitchers and got nothing in return. How isn’t this guy fired. He is turrible

  • Chance- Vice President in command of the GnA Falcons August 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Beat it you fat fucking pig. Tell Shane to stop cheating on his wife while you are out there, you fat fuck

  • Beez Nutz August 3, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I seriously hate Cole Hamels so much now

  • Beez Nutz August 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Im referring to the Cliff Lee situation by the way

  • Freddy G's ugly pants August 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    So it’s cole Hamels fault that Ruben yet again misplayed a contract negotiation and ended up having to pay cole about 30 mil more than he would have had he been proactive. He has to work on that moving forward

  • Crosby is a bitch August 3, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Thanks for that playoff homer heavy b, you’re the man

  • Crosby is a bitch August 3, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Been nuts is an idiot cole is our best pitcher, and maybe they could have saved 10 to 15 mil had they negotiated before the season, lest we forget you fucking idiot he is a WORLD FUCKING SERIES M. V. P.

  • Crosby is a bitch August 3, 2012 at 6:15 pm


  • JW August 3, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Well done, Joseph. Thanks to your part on the 08 World Series team, you’ll never have to buy a beer in this town again. But we ain’t pickin up the food tab. Fuck that.

  • Eileen August 3, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Good for Joe, you will make the playoffs this year after all. Say hi to Shane for us! Joe B. gave us some great games.

  • Frank the Killer August 3, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Baa Bye Porkchop. Shave that beaver off your face too.

  • Beez Nutz August 3, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    @crosby is a bitch
    1. He (Hamels) is absolutely NOT our best pitcher. And he wont be next year either. He is having a better yr than Lee and Roy thats it.
    2. Hamels isnt even a top 10 Pitchef in baseball
    3. Only fuckin idiots like u and rube hand out monster contracts because someone is a WORLD SERIES MVP.
    You’re seriously a moron.

  • ThePhillyFlash August 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Fare thee well, Phat Joe. We’ll always remember your home run in the 2008 World Series.

  • 3 Finger Lenny August 3, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Fat joe loved his burgers & coke

  • Christian Stengal August 4, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Beat it fatty .. Seemed like u pitched great when I bet against u and shit the bed when I bet on u ..

  • The most interesting Phillies fan on my street August 4, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    @ beez nuts
    From 2010-08-04 to 2012-08-03 Hamels is the 10th best pitcher in baseball.

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