Wednesday, December 9, 2009
There are rumors flying around that Blanton is on the block. If Joe Blanton does get traded, its for one reason only. That's to go out and get Halladay. I don't know how I feel about this situation. The Phils have made it to the World Series two years in a row without Halladay, and their team is only getting better with the acquisition of Polanco. If they are going out to get Halladay, for one you are risking the future with everything that you are having giving up. And for two, there is a lot of pressure to win. Next season would almost be treated like how the Yankees treat every season, and that is win the World Series or the season is a disappointment. The Phils are built to win now, and with Halladay it only increases their chances, but they can win without him. Ruben Amaro and staff have done a awesome job of building up the farm system to make this club a winner for a long time. Why would you want to sacrifice that for one year that is not guaranteed to win you a World Series. I say F Halladay, unless they can get a deal done like the one they made for Cliff Lee. Joe Blanton is a great middle of the rotation pitcher that keeps the ball in the park. I wouldn't want to risk him for a one year rental on a guy that has never pitched anywhere but Toronto.
Posted by Sec202 at 10:22 AM