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01-21-2011, 06:40 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Media, PA
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I have no problem keeping Blanton as the #5. There is no cap so they can pay him $40 million a year for all I care about. If the team has the money to pay him, who cares if he is just the 5th starter. If they trade Blanton, it isn't going to be for a better pitcher, so why not have the guy be the fifth starter? Blanton isn't a bad pitcher at all. He will be fine in the fifth spot.
I'd trade Blanton for prospects. We have SERIOUS issues with the age of our lineup, we are going to need a few guys who can step in a few years from now. Plus, saving some money on pitching could help us make a deadline deal trade for an outfielder.
Let Kendrick pitch in the 5th spot. He will be making $2.45 mill this season, perfect for the 5th spot. Hell, Kendrick has a better ERA then Blanton last year and seems to really have gotten close with Halladay. Kendrick has potential to get better, where as Joe has peaked.
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