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08-30-2011, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by ThirdManIn View Post
So really we are looking for this guy:

1) Improves our forward corps
2)Is available
3)his team isn't demanding a dramatic overpayment
4)other teams aren't driving up the cost of the guy
5)doesn't have a NTC/NMC, or is willing to waive to come here
6)doesn't have a history of injuries
7)fits the character mold
8)passes the Trotz test
9)is within our price range
10)isn't a one-hit wonder
That's a pretty tall task to find a guy who fits that mold.

I don't even think alot of our own players would fit all those criteria.

I don't disagree that it's very difficult to find the right guy. I just don't think that, knowing everything we know, that it was impossible.

A year or two from now, if/when we're rebuilding, I don't want to look back at this season and think "geez, what could have been". Any other season, and i'm cool with the small market, be responsible, build the right way, whatever you want to call it method that we've used.

This year, it's time to swing for the fences. Because it could be a long, long time before we have as talented (and cheap) a roster as we do this year.

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