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Joe Blanton had a renaissance of sorts in 2009, though it’s impossible for me to say that he was impressive. He was solid, but is that enough to make him relevant to fantasy owners?  Before we answer that we have to take a closer look at his results. It was his first full year in the National League, leading to his third-best ERA of his five-year career. The stats: 12 wins 195.1 innings 4.05 ERA 1.32 WHIP 163 strikeouts (7.51 Ks/9 IP) 59 Walks (2.72 BBs/99 IP) .302 BABIP   The strikeouts are the first number that leaps out at me, as it was his career high.  Just look at his strikeouts per nine innings for his first four full seasons: 2005: 5.19 2006: 4.96 2007: 5.48 2008: 5.05   Granted, a move to the NL should generate an increase in strikeouts thanks to ...

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