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11-08-2013, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
It isn't a spectacularly failed strategy. It is what teams do when they are close. Look around the league at the deadline. Picks and prospects go flying for that "missing piece." Some times it pays off, sometimes it doesn't. But you have to make those moves unless your team is perfect, which it rarely is. Also the reason he moved away from making those moves was that the team wasn't in the same position. You make those moves during a run for the Cup, not during a run for a lottery pick.
It's one thing to do that once in a while once you've built your team through the normal channels (the draft, FA). But to make it a regular, habitual practice year after year with first round picks and prospects is a recipe for disaster. That's what Homer did and it screwed the team royally.

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