MLB.com’s Jim Molony talked to an A’s source who expects Joe Blanton to stay put and be Oakland’s Opening Day starter. The offers so far must not have been encouraging.
We haven’t really heard the specifics of any Blanton offers. The closest we came to learning Billy Beane’s asking price was on December 20th, when Buster Olney said:
Have heard that the Mets could land Joe Blanton with this package: center fielder Carlos Gomez, pitcher Aaron Heilman and pitcher Kevin Mulvey.
Aside from the Mets, the Reds, Indians, and Mariners reportedly had some level of interest in Blanton.