Tue, 28 Feb 2017 08:29:27 -0800
Free-agent RP Joe Blanton (Dodgers) signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Washington Nationals Tuesday, Feb. 28. He can earn $1 million in incentives for pitching 70 innings in 2017.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:48:47 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Joe Blanton was activated from the bereavement list Friday, Aug. 12.
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:39:30 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Joe Blanton was placed on the bereavement list Monday, Aug. 8.
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:48:38 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Joe Blanton pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Chicago White Sunday, July 19, to record his first save of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Kansas City played a double-header Friday and used seven relievers Saturday, so Blanton ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) was pressed into action. Don't expect him to receive another save chance without similar circumstances.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:51:26 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Joe Blanton will make a spot start Saturday, July 11, against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Fantasy Tip: Blanton ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has a tough matchup and would be a serious dice roll on FantasyScore.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:22:10 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Joe Blanton allowed five runs and five hits with four walks over 2 2/3 innings in a loss Monday, June 29, against the Houston Astros. He had not walked any batters over his first two starts this season, entering with a 2-0 record and 1.73 ERA since his recall from Class AAA Omaha.
Fantasy Tip: Blanton ($3,700; or 7.4% of cap) finally showed why he is such a risky play in FantasyScore despite the good results in his first two outings. There is a reason he was out of baseball in 2014, and Houston showed why.
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:42:35 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Joe Blanton won his second game in as many decisions and dropped his ERA to 1.73 when the Royals won 4-1 over the Seattle Mariners.
Fantasy Tip: Blanton ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) seemingly came out of nowhere after temporarily stepping aside from the game last year. The question is can Blanton keep this up. He has a solid Royals offense backing him up, but Blanton could fade down the stretch. Be careful.
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 15:10:56 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Joe Blanton is starting against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, June 17.
Fantasy Tip: Blanton last started July 22, 2013, and therefore, he has no place in your fantasy lineup, regardless of format. FantasyScore players, especially, need to aim higher.
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:26:28 -0800
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals SP Joe Blanton's minor league contract comes with an invitation to major league spring training. Blanton's deal will be worth $1 million if he makes the major league club, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman.
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 08:48:37 -0800
Free-agent SP Joe Blanton signed a minor-league contract with the Kansas City Royals Friday, Feb. 13. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.