Friday, December 14, 2007
Cubs should trade for Blanton
Joe Blanton would look great in a Cubs uniform. The A's have already dealt Haren to the Dbacks for prospects so it just make sense that they deal Blanton. Blanton is a 27 year old righty with decent stuff. He went 14-10 last year with a 3.95era in 230 IP. His strike outs are decent with 140 last year and era is a little high but that's in the AL, if traded to the NL it should decrease some. Blanton is at 2 seasons of ML service and is making just 380,000, tho he would cost more than that because of the players the A's would command. I'm guessing players like Veal, Murton, Gallagher, Pie, Marshall, Guzman, or Epatt would have to be included in a deal for Blanton. I would start by offering Murton and Marshall for Blanton to see how far that gets you. I think that could be a good starting point.