December 22 Foxsports.com:
“Teams looking for starting pitching could do worse than Phillies right-hander Joe Blanton.
In fact, Blanton isn’t all that dissimilar from free-agent right-hander Carl Pavano – but at 30, he is almost five years younger.
The Phillies want to trade Blanton, who is owed $8.5 million in each of the next two seasons. Pavano likely will command a higher salary in a two- or three-year deal.
Blanton rates a slight edge in career ERA and strikeout ratio, Pavano a slight edge in career WHIP and strikeout-to-walk ratio.”
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