I don't understand why so many people on this board are salivating at the thought of trading Joe Blanton. Imagine how much bigger a disaster this season would have been without him. I equally don't get the Lastings Milledge thing. His stats (both traditional and sabermetrics) are so-so while Blanton is a proven big league pitcher. Especially in this age of overpriced pitchers and looking down the line at the motley crew that have been ptiching behind Haren and Blanton (Chad Gaudin's fast start not withstanding) and I don't see with whom you could replace Blanton. Please don't say Braden and Windsor as I want to have a serious conversation. With all of their luck with the River Cats, they don't seem to have what it takes to be major league pitchers. I think that the trading Blanton argument should just be done unless we get some equal pitching value in return.