Hardball Talk "Joe Blanton is going back to where it all began, signing a minor-league contract with the A’s after being released by the Angels last week. Blanton was Oakland’s first-round pick out of the University of Kentucky in 2002 and spent three-and-a-half seasons in the A’s rotation before being traded..." March 31
#Angels have released Joe Blanton
Orange County Register "About 16 months after he signed Joe Blanton to a two-year $15 million deal, Jerry Dipoto cut his – and the Angels’ – losses. The Angels general manager released the embattled right-hander on Wednesday morning, a quick and somewhat predictable end to his tenure with the club. “It’s regrettable,”..." March 26
#Angels have removed Joe Blanton from their rotation. Garrett Richards to start in his place.
Orange County Register "When Joe Blanton made his Angels debut earlier this week, he was finished pitching about 20 minutes into the game. And he was finished working about two hours later. Blanton's work on the mound – two crisp innings of pounding the strike zone and letting his defense do the work – was just the tip..." March 08