Joe Blanton Traded To The Phillies For Adrian Cardenas, Josh Outman, And Matt Spencer

Adrian Cardenas is a big price to pay for a below-average pitcher for 2008. A 77 ERA+ for 2008, 106 for 2007 (100 is average), and has been horrible in the past month. But hey, let’s not jump to conclusions…I read some prescient advice on backshegoes.com.

Let’s not be too harsh. He’s only allowed 23 ER in his last 27 IP, comments this blog.

Adrian Cardenas is drafted by the Phillies in the supplemental round (37th overall pick) of the 2006 MLB Draft. Cardenas was noticed by scouts who were scouting teammate Chris Marrero and many came away even more impressed with Cardenas. He could be moved to second base in the pros.

Bloggers comment on internet about the Adrian Cardenas trade saying "If you were wondering like I was why Adrian Cardenas and Matt Spencer were not in the lineup for the first game of the DH at Brevard County tonight, one need only look to mlb.com for the answer. The Phillies have acquired P Joe Blanton from Oakland for INF Adrian Cardenas and OF Matt Spencer of the Threshers and former Thresher P Josh Outman." http://threshersbaseball.blogspot.com/