MLB Trade Rumors (I know not the most reliable site) has discussed that multiple sources indicate that Joe Blanton is on the trading block, most likely involved in 3 way deal to bring Halladay to Philly. At first I was a little confused by this entire thing, but I am actually starting to think it makes sense, assuming Blanton yeilds and important piece to the Halladay trade.
Blanton will likely make 7.5 mil or more in Arb this year, which also happens to be his last year in arbitration. That right there is already half of Halladay's salary, and Blanton will most likely not yeild a draft pick if he signed with another team in 2011(I am not even sur we would offer arbitration if he would yeild a draft pick). Trading for Halladay will guarantee us 2 first round draft picks, which makes the sting of giving up prospects for 1 year of Halladay a little easier to take.
While I would not like seeing Drabek/Taylor/Brown in a trade...do you think think that Blanton could yeild a prospect high enough to make the deal without giving up Drabek/Taylor/Brown? Would you even make the deal if you had to give up Brown (probably the most likely to be traded of those 3)?