Thursday Links: Trade Winds Blow

College Baseball, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Joe Blanton

The MLB trade season is officially in full gear with three major moves Wednesday.  We told you about the Mariners/Pirates deal that sent Hardin County native Nathan Adcock to Pittsburgh, but the biggest trade of the day may also have Kentucky implications.  The Phillies received reigning AL Cy Young winner Cliff Lee for four prospects.  With Lee and Pedro Martinez joining the Philadelphia rotation, two pitchers must move to the pen and one candidate is UK alum Joe Blanton.  Blanton leads the team in innings, has a 4.11 ERA and has a history of good second halves so hopefully his spot is safe.

Check out more trade breakdown and other,  BluGrass Baseball news in today’s hot links:

Hit the jump for more BluGrass Baseball news

  • In minor-league news, Sam LeCure won his sixth straight in Louisville’s 7-3 victory over Toledo.
  • Hagerstown broke a late tie and beat Lexington 5-3.
  • Anthony Scelfo was 3-5 with a home run in Bowling Green’s 10-4 victory over Lake County.
  • Former Louisville Cardinal Boomer Whiting broke the career steals record of the Potomac Nationals.
  • According to Nick Pierco of the Arizona Republic former UK pitcher Brandon Webb still hopes to have his option picked up by the Diamondbacks despite his injury.
  • Lexington Herald-Leader columnist John Clay writes about Legends’ play-by-play man Keith Elkins.
  • Matt May at the Cat’s Pause profiled UK rising sophomore pitcher Alex Meyer.

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