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Beaver County Times Jul 30, 2015
Analyzing the Pirates' trade for relievers Joakim Soria and Joe Blanton

Analyzing the Pirates' trade for relievers Joakim Soria and Joe Blanton

The Pirates hope the trades for Joe Blanton and Joakim Soria bolster a bullpen that, beside a few relievers, has fallen out of favor of manager Clint Hurdle.
Beaver County Times Jul 30, 2015
Joe Blanton's arrival to Pirates means demotion for, possible trade of Vance Worley

Joe Blanton's arrival to Pirates means demotion for, possible trade of Vance Worley

CINCINNATI (AP) — Vance Worley was excited when he found out that former teammate Joe Blanton would be joining the Pittsburgh Pirates' bullpen. He was surprised at what came next.
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 30, 2015

Royals trade Joe Blanton to Pirates for cash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals traded right-hander Joe Blanton to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations late Wednesday. Blanton, 34, was designated for assignment Tuesday when Johnny Cueto reported to the Kansas City following his trade from Cincinnati. Blanton was 2-2 with a 3.89 ERA in four starts and 11 relief appearances this season with the Royals. A former first-round draft pick, Blanton is 87-91 in 11 major league seasons.
Vance Worley DFA’d to make room for Joe Blanton

Vance Worley DFA’d to make room for Joe Blanton

The Pirates just tweeted that it will be Vance Worley and not Deolis Guerra that will be designated for assignment to make room for Joe Blanton tonight. Since I spent most of my time assuming the Pirates were going to use Blanton in the Guerra role and that Guerra was the most likely to  be […]
Raise the Jolly Roger! Jul 30, 2015

Joe Blanton. Yes, Joe Blanton

Woo, hot trade deadline action!!! The @Pirates acquire RHP Joe Blanton from @Royals for cash considerations. Blanton posted a 3.89 ERA in 15 games (4 starts) with KC in 2015 — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 30, 2015 While this surely will (actually, already has) brought out all kinds of sarcasm and anger from people wanting […]
Pirates acquire Joe Blanton

Pirates acquire Joe Blanton

The Pirates announced tonight that they acquired Joe Blanton from the Royals for cash. Blanton was designated for assignment earlier this week when the Royals acquired Ben Zobrist. It’s late and I’d rather go to bed than dig through Blanton’s Baseball-Reference page (I was honestly just laying in bed, updating Twitter on my iPad and […]
Raise the Jolly Roger! Jul 21, 2015

This one touched a nerve

I don’t know if I’ve seen Pirate fans more irritated during/after a loss all season, and even though a close road loss to the best team in the AL shouldn’t be that big of a deal, it’s not all that hard to understand why: Joe Blanton completely shut down the Pirate offense after they seemed […]

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