I've been looking over the roster and am noticing something really interesting. For the first time in a few years we have had some real difficulties on the back line and allowed some boneheaded scoring plays, way too many chances, and a lot of corners. This makes me think that as things change for the better in quality between our 3 central defenders, it also creates an issue where we might just have too much talent at one (well 2) position(s). We've all seen teams move a guy out to clear space for another younger player and get max value out of a guy while there's still time (before injuries take their toll). This happens constantly in baseball, particularly at corner infield positions. They will trade a 3rd or 1st baseman who puts up big offensive numbers just in time to acquire some young talent that can pitch or play outfield to clear a spot for a youngster who has outgrown AAA and needs to play every day. So they address a weakness, but in the meantime add some talent, clear some payroll, etc. In a way the Cardinals did that this past offseason with Pujols by letting him walk and he is clearly not the player he was 2 years ago. So... here's my question.... you can trade anybody and you know you're going to get value back (different than my Dane Richards question in that I'm not asking as much about who we're getting back). But who could we trade now and strike while the iron's hot? The second part is which 2 of the 3 make the most sense to keep at central defender? I'm almost of the mind right as of today that keeping Olave around and letting Shuler grow with him is a pretty good way to go because where Olave has had knee problems, they don't seem as bad as a couple of years ago. I do feel like Borchers is suffering a bit to recover and hasn't been himself this year. So while Olave and Borchers are our strongest 1-2 punch, Either combo of Nat and Shuler or Jamison and Shuler isn't a tremendous dropoff. I think Shuler is ready to start and has many good years ahead of him and is likely a guy who will stick in MLS for a long time. So lock him down and make him a starter? What do you do? What position do you try to go after if you are to trade one of the 3 (Olave, Borchers, Shuler)? Me... I'm going with Olave and Shuler like I said. As much as the idea makes me kind of vomit, I'd trade Nat to a team that is dying for defense and I'm getting some speed that can score in return. A midfielder or a striker. I still like the Dane Richards idea. Maybe Nat to NYRB? Please, hold the egg throwing. I'm just talking about roster management. Not that I want ANYBODY on the current roster gone. I love 'em all. Honestly, I think we have a great bunch of guys and leadership can't ever be overlooked.