Phillies Acquire Blanton
The Phillies have acquired Joe Blanton from the A’s. You can cross Philly off the list of places Washburn or Bedard might end up. The M’s need to hurry up and dump Washburn before the few teams that might want him have moved on.
The Phillies gave up top second base prospect Adrian Cardenas (who I’m a big fan of), as well as 23-year-old southpaw Josh Outman, who isn’t much worse than Blanton right now. Pat Gillick continues his fine tradition of making horrible, franchise crippling trades as he walks away from an organization.