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Postby GreenMonsterGoon » Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:25 am

Anyone surprised by Blanton? I took him in 5 of my 8 drafts. Prognosis for continuing to look like an ace?
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Postby bronxxbomber » Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:32 pm

Not suprised about him at all. He was awesome in the 2nd half. With that park and that bullpen behind him you have to expect good things from him :-b , especially if you drafted him to be your 4th or 5th starter.
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Postby so0perspam » Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:34 pm

Like bronxxbomber said, a solid 4th or 5th starter. Expecting him to become an ace is definitely overly optimistic.
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Postby bigh0rt » Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:35 pm

Thread going on here about Blanton. Good stuff. ;-D
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Postby Double Play Ball » Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:50 pm

no, not really surprised, showed some great signs as a rookie last year. only expecting mor from youing joey
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Postby nikku88 » Sat Apr 08, 2006 4:13 pm

I expect Blanton to be good. I also expect lots of pitchers will look very good when facing the M's.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:36 pm

i grabed him as a 7th starter in a H2H points league...got me 30 points ;-D
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Postby bigh0rt » Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:48 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:i grabed him as a 7th starter in a H2H points league...got me 30 points ;-D


7th starter?? 8-o Who are your first 6, and how many teams???

I have him as my 5th starter in my 10-team keeper, but wouldn't be surprised to see him be my 3rd best of my 5 SPs by the end of the year (behind Oswalt and Sheets, ahead of Doug Davis and Scott kazmir)
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Postby RynMan » Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:36 am

He doesn't K enough guys for me to clear a spot on my roster for him.
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Postby bigh0rt » Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:52 am

RynMan wrote:He doesn't K enough guys for me to clear a spot on my roster for him.


I think Blanton is going to strikeout plenty of batters this year. In 2002 he K'd 144 in 133.0 IP of Single A. His K/9 fell in AA, but he only threw 35 innings before being bumped to AAA, where he fanned 147 in 176.1 IP (~ 7.52 K/9). I don't see 140 K's with upside of quite a few more, out of Blanton's reach if he continues the way he did the 2nd half of last year (69 K's in 102 IP), and has started this season, with 6 K's in his first outing...

... this kid is legit in my book, and I definitely want him on all my teams, especially in a keeper.
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