Thursday, January 21, 2010

Blanton inks for 3 years and $24M


Photo from fOTOGLIF

               Big Joe is uncorking a patented fastball down the plate last year

  Remember when there used to be a show on TV years ago called, “The Six Million Dollar Man”? Well Joe Blanton does that a few million better, he’s going to rake in $8 million a year from the Phillies for three years to pitch for the Fightins. Blanton has pitched very well for the past two seasons and now his reward is here, a three year deal.

        This keeps the nucleus of the pitching starters with the Phillies together for some time. Blanton, Happ, Halladay, and Hamels… sounds like a law firm doesn’t it? We’ll see if this bunch can bring home another NL East title this season which is now closing in on us faster than we realize.

        Here's Big Joe by the numbers as a Phillies pitcher:

16-8 / 4.09 ERA / 44 starts

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