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Analysis: Blanton Becomes A Phillie

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The Phillies made a surprise move to get right-hander Joe Blanton. While the move gives the Phillies added pitching, did they give up too much to get the 27 year old who is known for pitching deep into games?

If you look around the internet, you'll find that most fans aren't too impressed with GM Pat Gillick's move to acquire pitching for the second half of the season. "I have a sick feeling that Cardenas will prove to be another Ryne Sandberg. One of several HOFs that the Phillies dealt off for less than reasonable return," said one poster. On Ashburn's, the official message board of Philly...

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