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Joe Blanton To Red Sox Deal Reportedly 'Not Likely'

As Tuesday morning moves along, it is seemingly more and more likely that the Red Sox will not be trading for Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton. Though it's not completely dead -- ESPN's Jayson Stark says that it's "not likely" but adds that Philadelphia has "kicked tires on Mike Cameron," which would make sense, considering he's earning $7.5 to be the team's fourth outfielder now that Carl Crawford has joined the team. 

But that doesn't mean the Phillies are content with Blanton sticking around -- he's due $17 million over the next two seasons, and that's a contract Philadelphia would rather do without. So where might he be headed? 

Tim Dierkes over at MLB Trade Rumors offers his speculation, led by the Brewers, Nationals and Twins: 

Blanton could be a nice alternative for a team that doesn't want to go to three years on Carl Pavano. He may be best suited remaining in the National League, though that would limit the market significantly.

Dierkes also lists the Rangers, Mariners, Orioles, Royals and A's ... and the Yankees. After missing out on Cliff Lee, they may need to swallow their pride for another starter.