Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 12/5/12
Well, the Zack Greinke era was fun while it lasted.  Though Greinke has yet to pick a new home, it appears that the Angels have raised the white flag on bringing him back with the breaking news that they are on the verge of signing veteran innings-eater Joe Blanton: Source: #Angels close to signing RHP Joe Blanton to one-year deal. He pitched for #Phillies/#Dodgers last season. @joeontheradio tweeted 1st — Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) December 6, 2012 This is obviously far from official, but Joe McDonnell first broke the story and while he doesn't break a lot of news, he is almost always right when he does.  In a vacuum, there is nothing wrong with Joe Blanton.  He is basically a league average or slightly below starter who is a virtual lock for 190+ uninspiring innings and 200+ mildly offensive fat jokes.  He has a reasonable K% rate and is stingy with walks but generous with homers.  These are all perfectly fine if the Angels intend to use him as their fif...
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