League info: 14 teams, keeper league, keep 17 players each year, 5x5 roto, 1250 inning limit which I'm currently on pace to go over by about 50 innings, start LF, CF and RF.
C Mauer, 1B Pujols, 2B Roberts, 3B Wright, SS Young, LF Abreu, CF Rios, RF Bruce, UT M.Cabrera
BN J.Pierre, D.Young, G.Beckham
SP R.Halladay, D.Haren, J.Peavy, J.Beckett, E.Bedard, C.Carpenter, T.Hudson, C.Buchholz, N.Feliz
RP T.Hoffman, F.Rodney, M.Lindstrom, K.Gregg
Would you trade Carpenter and Young for Nathan? My thoughts are Young needs to be traded by the beginning of next season because he'll only be eligible at 3B and will be blocked by Wright and Cabrera. I have too many starters as it is and Carpenter is stuck on my DL (I don't have anyone I feel like I can drop to activate Carpenter). Trading for a top closer lets me get some quality stats without using tons of innings, plus my RPs are the weak point on my team. I have a good enough offense to lose Young at SS for the rest of the year, although that's still something to consider, and will hurt me. My options at SS are to have the other team throw in either Y.Escobar or R.Theriot and then I'd have to include either Pierre, Lindstrom or Gregg. Or I can hold off on this trade until Beckham gets called up, which could be soon. I can also ask for draft picks if trading Young is too much of a hassle with only getting Nathan in return.
What do you think? Thanks!