Angels had a busy off-season reworking their starting rotation. After having lost Zach Greinke to the Dodgers and Dan Haren to free agency, the Angels did their best to try to piece together the back end of this rotation. Tommy Hanson was acquired from Atlanta in a deal that sent releiver Jordan Walden to the Braves. Hanson was once considered the prize of the Braves organization, but shoulder issues prevented him from having a succesful 2012 campaign. He also lost quite a bit of velocity on his fastball. If he can regain a little of what he once had, he could turn things around in Ahaheim. Joe Blanton is nothing more than an innings eater for the Halos in his return to the AL West and the same can be said for Jason Vargas. However, the Angels still have two aces in the front of their rotation. Combine that with a potent offense and this staff should be plenty good enough for them to win a lot of ballgames.
Didn't the Angels lose Ervin Santana as well?Yup. Traded him to the Royals. It's great news for the A's as Santana was an A's killer.
Any particular reason you list Jarrod Parker as the A's #1 and Brett Anderson as the #2 instead of vice-versa?Not really. I think Parker may get the nod on opening day and I really think it's more or less 1 and 1a rather than a clearcut ace with the A's.