The Angels have signed 31-year old righty starting pitcher Joe Blanton to a 2-year, $15 million dollar deal with a club option for 2015. Blanton pitched in 31 games (30 starts) for the Dodgers and Phillies last year in which he was 10-13 with a 4.71 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. He has now pitched in 237 games (228 starts) in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 83-75 with a 4.37 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. Blanton is a solid back end of the rotation pitcher. I like this pickup for the Angels as they didn’t have to break the bank for Blanton.