I don't think we can afford to trade Johnson. He may be performing less well than typically in the past (although until the past year and a half he did struggle in multiple stints as the closer). Worst-case scenario you move him to the 7th or 8th inning. But we don't have quite enough depth to spare a solid arm, even if he's not closing. Hunter can't toss 2 innings every day. Maybe he can, really. He'd probably love the opportunity. But no modern manager, not even Buck, has the balls to do that with a pitcher, because he'd take so much heat and likely forfeit his job if the guy goes down with an injury, whether the usage really caused it or not. I think with our rotation in the shape it's in we need Johnson, Hunter, Matusz, Patton, and O'Day, and we have to hope Strop rounds back into form.