Nationals Could Trade Young?

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Last year, there was a lot of speculation around the possibility that Dmitri Young might be traded since he restored some value in himself. Although he was not traded, there is more speculation now that Spring Training is underway. Young, who hit .320 with 13 HR and 74 RBI, could help a lot of teams. Not only can he play first base, but he has been a DH before and would probably accept a position change if needed. As for teams that could be interested, the Yankees could pull in and make a trade. Or, if the Cardinals lose Albert Pujols for an extended amount of time, he would make for a solid stop gap. Personally, I see a trade involving Young closer to the trade deadline, but if the right trade presents itself for the Nationals, they might pull the trigger.


Anonymous 9:08 PM CST  

From what I understand, Young had a lot to do with the trade for Elijah Dukes. He pushed management to make the trade and was going to try an mentor him and make him grow up a little. I understand that he is just one player, but couldn't he be a huge help for Dukes?

Anonymous 9:44 PM CST  

Trade Nick Johnson instead. I agree that Elijah Dukes AND Lastings Milledge were brought in because Manny Acta and Young were there to shepherd them.