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01-19-2011, 07:47 PM
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I'd rather see what kind of assets we could get for Blanton. If we could get even just a mid-level prospect or two it would probably be better asset management then just saying screw it. On the other hand we're probably all jinxing ourselves saying we don't need him and by early June we're going to have 2 of our big 4 on the DL and be trying to scrape by with Kendrick, Worley, and fresh out of rehab Moyer filling out our rotation.
That's poor asset management though. Getting a guy who maybe will be as good as Joe Blanton a few years from now is not as valuable as Joe Blanton now. Sure he is making WAY too much money to be a 5th starter, but like I said, if the Phills can afford him, who cares. He's probably the best 5th starter in the league. Having another Kyle Kendrick (assuming the return would be somewhere around that level) would not benefit this team now or in three years.
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