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Apr 17, 2014
Rotoworld
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Joe Blanton has not officially retired.
Apr 14, 2014
KFFL
Oakland Athletics SP Joe Blanton left Triple-A Sacramento after just two appearances, and whether he ...
Rotoworld Apr 17, 2014

Blanton hasn't officially retired - Joe Blanton (S) Oakland Athletics

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Joe Blanton has not officially retired.
philly.com Apr 15, 2014

Touch 'Em All: Report: Blanton may retire

Former Phillie Joe Blanton, who was released by Anaheim at the end of spring training, is considering retirement, the Orange County Register reported Monday on its website.
KFFL Apr 14, 2014

Athletics | Joe Blanton retires

Oakland Athletics SP Joe Blanton has retired.

Joe Blanton abandons comeback

Joe Blanton, who was released by the Angels at the end of spring training, has left the Oakland Athletics' Triple-A team after pitching just twice. Whether Blanton intends to pitch again is unclear, but under any circumstances the Angels will owe him...
KFFL Apr 13, 2014

Athletics | Joe Blanton abandons comeback

Oakland Athletics SP Joe Blanton left Triple-A Sacramento after just two appearances, and whether he ...
Athletics Nation Mar 31, 2014
Oakland Athletics sign Joe Blanton; the sky weeps

Oakland Athletics sign Joe Blanton; the sky weeps

The right-hander, originally drafted by the A's, had a 6.04 ERA last year for the Angels. Well, the Oakland Athletics have officially filled the Colon-sized hole in their pitching staff. I don't mean that they replaced Colon's on-field production, I mean they literally added a pitcher nearly as large as Colon, so now our fat jokes can seamlessly transition from him to...Joe Blanton? The A's brought back Joe Blanton on a minor league deal? But...why? Susan Slusser, from today's Drumbeat: "Ponder the fact that the A's have signed onetime Oakland starter Joe Blanton - who struggled mightily...
Athletics Nation Mar 31, 2014
Daily Link Dump 3/31/14

Daily Link Dump 3/31/14

Happy Opening Day! The A's have acquired pitcher Eric Berger from the Astros for a player to be named later. If things shake out just right, we could have Cook, Savery and Berger in the same bullpen. SB Nation's own Rodger Sherman brings us an article on Saturday's plumbing adventures. The readers of Fangraphs expect a very tight race for the AL West crown. Mike Petriello suggests there is reason for optimism in Orange County. Joe Blanton is back in the A's organization, having agreed to a minor-league deal. Last year, he drew the ire of many fans in Anaheim, leading to the creation of this...
Sacramento Bee Mar 31, 2014

A's bring back Blanton on minor league deal

Right-hander Joe Blanton has rejoined the Oakland Athletics on a minor league contract, and will begin the season in the rotation of the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats.
KFFL Mar 31, 2014

Athletics | Joe Blanton signs

The Oakland Athletics have reportedly signed free-agent RP Joe Blanton (Angels) to a minor league ...
Halos Heaven Mar 27, 2014
Thursday Halolinks: Joe Blanton gone as Angels continue winning

Thursday Halolinks: Joe Blanton gone as Angels continue winning

As their winning ways continue, the Angels get rid of Joe Blanton. Eight-in-a-row.  I'm truly trying not to get too excited about a Spring Training winning streak, but after the last couple of years, it's hard not being just a little bit hopeful.  It certainly hasn't hurt anything, and may give the players a sense of, dare I say it, good chemistry.  Here's today's chemically-enhanced Halolinks: C.J. Wilson was very good last season, but with the Angels' thin rotation heading into 2014, a stepped-up Wilson would be huge.  After his final spring start yesterday, it certainly looks like...
philly.com Mar 27, 2014

Baseball Notes: Angels release ex-Phil Blanton

The Los Angeles Angels released former Phillies righthander Joe Blanton on Wednesday. The 33-year-old struggled with the Angels last season, his first in Anaheim, posting a 2-14 record with a 6.04 ERA in 28 games. This spring, he allowed 16 runs in 201/3 innings.
Orange County Register Mar 26, 2014
Angels decide Blanton's time is up

Angels decide Blanton's time is up

TEMPE, Ariz. – About 16 months after he signed Joe Blanton to a two-year $15 million deal, Jerry Dipoto cut his – and the Angels’ – losses. The Angels general manager released the embattled right-hander Wednesday morning, a quick and somewhat...
Los Angeles Times Mar 26, 2014

Angels release pitcher Joe Blanton, swallow his $8.5-million contract

Joe Blanton, a right-hander who went 2-14 for the Angels last season, had a dismal spring training. GM Jerry Dipoto takes blame for signing him to a two-year deal in 2013.PHOENIX — Angels fans won't have Joe Blanton to kick around anymore. The Angels released the struggling and oft-criticized right-hander on Wednesday and ate the remaining $8.5 million on his contract, a move that was probably more difficult for General Manager Jerry Dipoto to digest than Blanton.
Halos Heaven Mar 26, 2014
Angels Dump Joe Blanton

Angels Dump Joe Blanton

With less than a week to go before the season, the end has come The Angels released pitcher Joe Blanton this morning, ending a sad tale of incompetence and malaise. The team still owes $8.5 million to Mister McChinpubes, money that will count against the luxury tax threshold along with $16 Million made payable to Vernon Wells in 2014 too. Blanton was terrible last year by all measurable accounts although a few people clung to the illusion of  "Lack of Offensive Support" to insist that he be given another chance. The chance came this Spring and he was on the low end of mediocre. Obviously...
Orange County Register Mar 26, 2014
Angels release Joe Blanton

Angels release Joe Blanton

Joe Blanton's disappointing tenure with the Angels came to a quick, although not entirely unexpected, end when the club released the veteran right-hander this morning. Blanton, who signed a two-year, $15 million deal before last season, was 2-14 with...

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