Re: Joe Blanton revisited
The ERA of 3.82 looks nice without any context, yet his ERA+ is 101, meaning he's average for the run environment that Oakland has played in so far this season.
Not saying it isn't valuable, but without knowing who the Reds would have had to give up in order to attain him, it's hard for me to get too worked up over the Reds not trading for him.
I'm not a hooligan. I'm a Reds supporter.