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08-23-2011, 09:10 AM
It's weird and gross
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Nashville, TN
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If we didn't get rid of Lombardi, then we would be completely done making major additions, even at the deadline. Our budget space would be gone, except for maybe a minor $1-2M addition. With Lombardi gone, we can now make a deal when it presents itself. I wouldn't be surprised if we "win" the trade-deadline sweepstakes, like we did in 2007.
I personally think we are lucky to have gotten rid of Lombardi, even at the cost of losing Franson. This is how I look at it: We traded a 1st, 3rd (conditional), and Franson for upgrading a concussed Lombardi to Fisher. A little steep but worth it IMO. (This may not be the best analysis now that I look at it
That's beyond steep, actually.
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