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Outside Pitch Mar 14, 2017

Jayson Werth and Joe Blanton reunite to win another World Series together

After several years apart, Jayson Werth and Joe Blanton are reunited in 2017. This time, they will represent the Washington Nationals in a championship quest. Previously, it was the Philadelphia Phillies for whom they played during the latter part of the last decade. Both of these men have shared on the championship parade festivities before. […] The post Jayson Werth and Joe Blanton reunite to win another World Series together appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
MLB Daily Dish Mar 13, 2017
Offseason-In-Review: The Nationals load up for another run at the NL pennant

Offseason-In-Review: The Nationals load up for another run at the NL pennant

The Nationals are living on borrowed time before Bryce Harper hits free agency. Is this the year they take a step forward? Washington Nationals (95-67) Key Additions: Adam Eaton acquired from White Sox Signed Matt Wieters for 2 years, $21 million with an opt out Signed Joe Blanton for 1 year, $4 million Signed Adam Lind for 1 year, $1.5 million, with mutual option Signed Vance Worley, Joe Nathan, Matt Albers, Neal Cotts, Jeremy Guthrie, and John Lannan to minor league deals Key Subtractions Wilson Ramos signed with Rays Mark Melancon signed with Giants Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and...
Outside Pitch Mar 7, 2017

Washington Nationals bullpen: Trevor Gott the victim in Joe Blanton signing

The Washington Nationals made another big move last week by agreeing to a favorable one-year deal with relief pitcher Joe Blanton. The reinvented pitcher will join a growing Nationals bullpen as another veteran they hope to rely on. As a result of this signing, Trevor Gott‘s time in Washington may have to wait. The 24-year-old […] The post Washington Nationals bullpen: Trevor Gott the victim in Joe Blanton signing appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
MLB Daily Dish Mar 3, 2017
MLB trade rumors and news for March 3rd, 2017

MLB trade rumors and news for March 3rd, 2017

Jump start your day off right with all the trade rumors and news floating around the MLB. The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD and rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have something that should be shared? Hit us at @mlbdailydish on Twitter or @MLBDailyDish on Instagram. Good morning baseball fans! Here’s a roundup of what’s going on around the National League East. The Nationals improved the back-end of their bullpen, signing Joe Blanton to a one-year deal. David Price is set to undergo an MRI, which could potentially be...
Los Angeles Times Mar 2, 2017

Former Dodgers reliever Joe Blanton finalizes a $4-million, 1-year contract with the Nationals

Setup man Joe Blanton and the Washington Nationals finalized a $4-million, one-year contract on Thursday. The 36-year-old right-hander was a free agent after pitching for the Dodgers in 2016; he went 7-2 with a 2.48 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 80 innings across 75 regular-season appearances. He then...
Boston Herald Mar 2, 2017
Joe Blanton, Nationals finalize $4 million, 1-year contract

Joe Blanton, Nationals finalize $4 million, 1-year contract

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Setup man Joe Blanton and the Washington Nationals finalized a $4 million, one-year contract on Thursday.The 36-year-old right-hander was a free agent after pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016, he went 7-2 with a 2.48 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 80 innings across 75 regular-season appearances. He then went 1-0 and allowed only one hit in five scoreless innings in four games for LA during an NL Division Series victory over Washington.Washington does not have an experienced closer after Mark Melancon left as a free agent to sign with the San Francisco...
MLB Trade Rumors Mar 2, 2017

Nationals Designate Spencer Kieboom, Announce Joe Blanton Signing

The Nationals have designated catcher Spencer Kieboom for assignment, per a club announcement. His roster spot will go to righty Joe Blanton, whose signing was also announced.
MLB Daily Dish Mar 2, 2017
NL East: Nationals sign Joe Blanton to 1-year deal

NL East: Nationals sign Joe Blanton to 1-year deal

Check out what’s going on in the National League East: The Nationals have signed RHP Joe Blanton to a one year, $4M contract. Last year, the veteran posted a 2.48 ERA and a 3.33 FIP over the course of 80 innings pitched. This gives their bullpen a little more depth and their late game relievers some room to breathe. Here’s what else is happening around the National League East: Can Odubel Herrera improve at all next season? For the next few weeks, David Wright will be suffering a should impingement. Let’s hope this is actually just a few weeks. Dee Gordon wants to bunt more in 2017...
Citizens of Natstown Mar 1, 2017

Midweek Musings: Assessing the Nats' Bullpen

David Huzzard and Alyssa Wolice offer their takes on the state of the Washington Nationals' bullpen, following the announced signing of veteran right-hander Joe Blanton. Despite the fact that the Nationals have yet to designate a closer, both David and Alyssa offer their takes on why the Nats are due for some late-innings luck this season.
AP source: Joe Blanton, Nats agree to $4M, 1-year contract

AP source: Joe Blanton, Nats agree to $4M, 1-year contract

Setup man Joe Blanton and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract, accord...

Blanton, Nationals agree to 1-year deal

Setup man Joe Blanton and the Washington Nationals agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Blanton, 36, was a free agent after pitching for the Dodgers in 2016, when the right-hander went 7-2 with a 2.48 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 80 innings across 75 regular-season appearances. The Dodgers, meanwhile, signed reliever Sergio Romo from the Giants to fill Blanton’s previous setup role. The Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka settled down after his first pitch of the spring went to the backstop, striking out two over two hitless innings in New...
Outside Pitch Feb 28, 2017

Championship hungry relief pitcher Joe Blanton signs with Washington Nationals

Less than a week into Spring Training action and the Washington Nationals continue to build their already impressive roster. On Tuesday, they did so by signing relief pitcher Joe Blanton to a one-year deal worth $4 million with some added incentives. By signing Blanton, the Nationals further solidified their bullpen. They will now employ three […] The post Championship hungry relief pitcher Joe Blanton signs with Washington Nationals appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.

Source: Nationals sign Blanton to 1-year deal

Source: Nationals sign Blanton to 1-year deal
MLB Daily Dish Feb 28, 2017
Nationals sign Joe Blanton to 1-year deal

Nationals sign Joe Blanton to 1-year deal

The reliever is the latest spring signing for the Nats, who also added Adam Lind and Matt Wieters this month. The Nationals have reached a one-year, $4 million deal with reliever Joe Blanton, according to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post. The deal includes $1 million in performance bonuses. Blanton, who turned 36 over the winter, was arguably the best free agent left on the market at this late stage in the offseason. He is the third significant free-agent add for the Nats this month, joining first baseman Adam Lind and newly signed catcher Matt Wieters. Blanton joins Shawn Kelley,...
MLB Trade Rumors Feb 28, 2017

Nationals To Sign Joe Blanton

The Nationals have struck a one-year deal with reliever Joe Blanton, according to Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post (via Twitter). He’s at the team’s new complex in Florida, presumably to receive a physical to complete the deal, per the report.

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