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Phillies get pitching prospect from Dodgers to complete Joe Blanton deal

Aug 16, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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Joe Blanton was traded from the Phillies to the Dodgers two weeks ago for a player to be named later and … well, today is apparently later.

Philadelphia gets right-hander Ryan O’Sullivan, who was Los Angeles’ fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft out of Oklahoma State and has spent this season throwing 89 innings with a 3.05 ERA and 55/31 K/BB ratio between two levels of Single-A.

Blanton is an impending free agent with a 4.61 ERA, so a recently drafted but pretty marginal prospect seems like a fair return.

  1. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 16, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    The Phillies were in line to get a better prospect but they balked at the idea of picking up Blanton’s expenses at KFC and Dunkin Donuts….per RAJ, “It was a tough decision, but in the end Mr. Montgomery couldn’t afford the added expense of Joe’s rather sizable fast food tabs.”

  2. drmonkeyarmy - Aug 16, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Apparently there are a bunch of closet Blanton fans out there…..either that or a bunch of fatties.

  3. funnyman549 - Aug 16, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    Blanton was serviceable as a # 4 or 5 starter. He did what he was suppose to do. It isn’t his fault they gave him what was then a “fat contract”. Then again, when you look at almost 50 million a year for Lee and Hamels, Joe’s contract may have been right in line for what he does. Go back to your cage monkey! Have you checked the price on a bunch of bananas lately?

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