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powersackers
08-03-2012, 05:18 PM
LA just got deeper. They needed a SP and got it done.
http://m.mlb.com/news/article/2012080336053812/

Tom Servo
08-03-2012, 07:36 PM
If only we had offered Votto and Cueto...

RedEye
08-03-2012, 09:33 PM
If only we had offered Votto and Cueto...

There you go again, overvaluing the team's players.

757690
08-04-2012, 02:32 PM
Not that great, but decent filler.

Reminds me of a friend from Phillie who bought a 14 game ticket package last year, and through random bad luck, every game either got Blanton, Worley or Kendrick as the starting pitcher. Never got to see any of the big three. Wanted his money back, lol

DGullett35
08-04-2012, 03:36 PM
Lilly is due back sometime later this month. They have a pretty deep rotation if you ask me. I wonder who the odd man out is?

Kershaw
Billingsley
Lilly
Capuano
Harang
Blanton

PuffyPig
08-04-2012, 03:37 PM
Lilly is due back sometime later this month. They have a pretty deep rotation if you ask me. I wonder who the odd man out is?

Kershaw
Billingsley
Lilly
Capuano
Harang
Blanton

Assuming Lily is healthy, Blanton is by far the odd man out.

DGullett35
08-04-2012, 03:42 PM
I agree Puffy but why pick him up then? Lilly is due back by the end of the month. I just dont see the reason to make a trade for a guy whos not that bad use him for 3 or 4 starts then move him to the pen. Especially a guy whos always been a starter.

PuffyPig
08-05-2012, 06:02 AM
I agree Puffy but why pick him up then? Lilly is due back by the end of the month. I just dont see the reason to make a trade for a guy whos not that bad use him for 3 or 4 starts then move him to the pen. Especially a guy whos always been a starter.

In case Lilly is not healthy and/or does not come back strong.

membengal
08-05-2012, 06:38 AM
If only we had offered Votto and Cueto...

Wasn't that dink Daugherty that wanted to do that?

Always Red
08-05-2012, 09:43 AM
Wasn't that dink Daugherty that wanted to do that?

Yep

http://pauldaugherty.blogspot.com/2008/02/bulding-for-future-and-other-mistakes.asp


Do you want to win after 8 years of losing? Or do you want to brag about the prospects? Spend your money now, while you can? Or hoard it, for an uncertain future that might never arrive?

I can't be too hard on Doc here, looking back. We were all supremely frustrated by that point, and wanted to win NOW.

Maybe he needs to post in the "I was wrong about..." thread. ;)

membengal
08-05-2012, 12:20 PM
I can be hard on him. I was at the time. That was one of the dumbest ideas to leave a keyboard and be provided to an audience, ever. Still is.

Tom Servo
08-05-2012, 11:11 PM
Speaking of Daughetry looking like a tool in retrospect, I stumbled upon this the other day and scoffed quite a bit at his assertions.

http://enquirer.com/columns/daugherty/1998/01/010998_pd.html


Beyond the obvious fact that the Reds DID end up getting a new stadium built, I just like how adamant he was about Cinergy being terrible even if remodeled and it turns out that most people actually dug the remodeled Cinergy. It's like all Daughetry does is swing and miss.

Sea Ray
08-06-2012, 09:48 AM
I agree Puffy but why pick him up then? Lilly is due back by the end of the month. I just dont see the reason to make a trade for a guy whos not that bad use him for 3 or 4 starts then move him to the pen. Especially a guy whos always been a starter.

Lilly has suffered a setback

http://aol.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2012-08-04/ted-lilly-injury-update-shoulder-cliff-lee-joe-blanton-los-angeles-dodgers

He's still hurting so until that changes they can't pencil him in at all. Smart move to get Blanton. All it took was $$. Another reason why teams like LA have an advantage

cincrazy
08-06-2012, 09:53 AM
Lilly has suffered a setback

http://aol.sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2012-08-04/ted-lilly-injury-update-shoulder-cliff-lee-joe-blanton-los-angeles-dodgers

He's still hurting so until that changes they can't pencil him in at all. Smart move to get Blanton. All it took was $$. Another reason why teams like LA have an advantage

It certainly helps with Lilly being out, but Blanton's not a very good pitcher at all at this point.

traderumor
08-06-2012, 01:45 PM
I don't know if Blanton will help or hinder to replace Lilly. He's not good. The Dodgers are probably about at the level they will end the season--84-88 wins and going down to the wire with the Giants for the Division.

Dom Heffner
08-06-2012, 03:07 PM
Joe Blanton is pretty good. Best strikeout to walk ratio in baseball.

As with a lot of guys who lead in that department, he does give up a lot of homers, which should be rectified by the move the west coast, though he gave up one yesterday that hasn't landed yet.

I like the move fo rthem. If he's your third thorugh fifth starter, it's a good move, especially since Lilly won't be back.