Thursday, January 21, 2010
The Phils have announced today that they have reached an agreement with Joe Blanton. The deal is worth 24 million over three years. I like the move to lock him up over the next three years, and to have him as trade bait at the deadline just in case. He can eat innings and is relatively healthy. I am glad that he didn't pursue the 10.25 million that he was asking for because that was absolutely outrageous. He was asking for ace money, when in reality he is at best a number 3 in the rotation. Next, Ruben and the Phils are looking to lock up Victo and Ruiz long term and avoid the rest of their arbitration.
Posted by Sec202 at 3:12 PM