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.
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:34:59 -0800
Free-agent SP Joe Blanton (Athletics) will hold an open workout and throw a bullpen for interested teams Feb. 4, according to a source. He last pitched in the majors with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2013 and went 2-14 with a 6.04 ERA in 28 outings (20 starts).
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:06:46 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Joe Blanton has retired.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:17:34 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Joe Blanton left Triple-A Sacramento after just two appearances, and whether he intends to pitch again is unclear. He allowed six earned runs over 10 2/3 innings in two games for the River Cats.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:06:23 -0700
The Oakland Athletics have reportedly signed free-agent RP Joe Blanton (Angels) to a minor league deal.
Fantasy Tip: Blanton was signed purely as rotation insurance, since the A's lost two of their starters to begin the season.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:18:25 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim released RP Joe Blanton Wednesday, March 26.