Phils just remembered they were supposed to trade Blanton
Updated: January 11, 2011

By Zaki,

A television commercial for Taco Bell’s new Beefy Crunch Burrito suddenly reminded Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro that he was supposed to trade Joe Blanton a few weeks ago.

“Wow, I totally forgot about that,” Amaro said of dealing Blanton. “Dammit, and spring training is like next month, right? I should probably start making phone calls. Hey, do any of you know anybody that could use him? Nobody? OK, well if you do, you know where to reach me.”

Amaro was later reminded that no one had any interest in trading for Joe Blanton, which was why he had forgotten about trading him in the first place.

Zaki is the Chief Rocka and senior writer for

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