The Phillies are exploring interest in Joe Blanton. He is up for arbitration this year and stands to be a free agent next year. The list of available pitchers continues to grow.
I am not sure what his return value would be but I like Blanton as a middle of the rotation guy. He pitched very well after a slow start last year. I think it would be risky trading him for a cheaper version. My feeling is that he isn't going anywhere.