This may be posturing, but Ruben sure sounds serious about keeping Blanton.
1. "I don’t feel comfortable doing it (trading him)... He’s going to pitch for the Phillies, probably for the entire season....
2. "We do not need to trade the man"
3. "Why would we want to trade the guy?" He gives us a whole lot of protection. I’d stack him up against the rest of the fifth starters in the league."-- YEAH!