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02-22-2013, 11:55 AM
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Bluenote13
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
Agreed completely. UFA signings rarely, if ever, have that drive that the homegrown players seem to have. Bring a kid up through the ranks and show your faith in him, and he'll play his ass off for you as long as he can. Hard to find with hired guns. Not to mention the impact it can have on building cohesion and chemistry in the organization.
How many FA's have we seen in the last 14 years? How do they do their first season? Always takes time for every FA to get acclimated, sometimes a full season, sometimes they never get it.

Yet every player we trade has an immediate impact on that teams lineup

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