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Phillies send Joe Blanton’s medical records to Orioles

Jul 30, 2012, 6:34 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Roch Kubatko of reports that the Phillies have faxed Blanton’s medical records to the Orioles. No word if an agreement is actually in place, though.

12:02 PM ET: CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler reports that the Orioles have talked to the Phillies about Joe Blanton.

No sense whether anything is imminent, but the interest makes sense given that the Orioles’ biggest problem is starting pitching. Blanton isn’t sexy — to most people anyway; some people are into guys like him — but he is solid enough, especially compared to what the Orioles are currently sporting rotation-wise.

Blanton is 8-9 with a 4.59 ERA. He has given up a lot of homers this year, but he doesn’t walk a lot of dudes and has a WHIP of 1.193 which is better than everyone in the O’s rotation.

  1. number42is1 - Jul 30, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Stupid Sexy Blanton

    • cleverbob - Jul 30, 2012 at 3:10 PM

      Pitches like he’s wearing nothing at all!

      • number42is1 - Jul 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

        nothing at all
        nothing at all
        nothing at all
        nothing at all

  2. 12strikes - Jul 30, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Going to miss Big Joe (if he goes). Not a top of the rotation guy, but when he came here is 08 he did a great job for that 1/2 season and playoffs.

    I was at the WS game where he belted a homer. It was great!

  3. illcomm - Jul 30, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    oh Joe don’t go. good run n good luck. one of the many who will be a casualty of the twenty mil plus trio.

  4. chew1985 - Jul 30, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Blanton is in a good groove right now. Anyone who gets him will be quite satisfied–as the Phillies were in 2008. He has his moments, and he has the bank account to prove it. Good luck Joe.

  5. heyblueyoustink - Jul 30, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Always remember, Fat Joe and the Terror Squad.

  6. deathmonkey41 - Jul 30, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    For all the crap Phillies fans have given him, Fat Joe has actually pitched pretty well this year. I wonder if Cliff Lee or Roy Halladay ever give him any sh#t, if he’s pulled out his WS ring and waved it at them?

    • chew1985 - Jul 30, 2012 at 12:38 PM

      Sadly, it’s a very good bet right now that Doc is never going to get a ring. D*mn.

      Calling the baseball gods on line one–please do something about this.

    • illadelphiasphinest - Jul 30, 2012 at 9:51 PM

      What crap have Phillies fans givin him? He is what he is on our team, a number 5 starter. He’s a 3 on 80% of the rest of the leagues staffs. We appreciate Heavy B, he helped us win a WS. N I’ve read nothing but nice things about him in the story coming from Philly fans.

  7. mungman69 - Jul 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Joe Blanton can really help a team get over the hump. He’s pitched quite well lately.

  8. waccoforngata - Jul 30, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Stupid sexy Flanders

  9. bmoreballers - Jul 30, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    Blanton makes $10 million this year. The opening day starting 5 for the orioles make $10 million combined.

    • Panda Claus - Jul 30, 2012 at 6:47 PM

      That’s awesome. I wonder if the Orioles’ seamstress, a busy person this season, has started sewing the Blantno 56 yet. Those first jerseys are sometimes mispelled. Ask Miguel Gonzales(ez).

      • deathmonkey41 - Jul 30, 2012 at 7:03 PM

        She’s also probably going to have to let that uniform out a little…

  10. Loose Changeup - Jul 30, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Holy ***, he’s made of pies!

  11. dowhatifeellike - Jul 30, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    I thought the O’s were supposed to be buyers at the deadline. Our biggest trade is going to be for a Guthrie-type player? Unacceptable.

  12. dman5599 - Jul 30, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    After they faxed his medical records, they pony expressed over some game film.

  13. dowhatifeellike - Jul 30, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    Word on Twitter is that there’s a hangup over money. I’m guessing the O’s don’t want to pay his full salary.

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