Trade Rumor/Speculation Thread XIX: The Olympic Freeze
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02-12-2014, 09:04 PM
Change is good.
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I'm asking you how that package does anything for us?
Neither Stewart nor the low first has any type of high probability of paying dividends for us after next year.
The argument to trade Callahan and give up this season is given so that we have a brighter future. Stewart and a low first is that bright future?
********. We have trouble finding a successful player in the top 10 picks of the first round. You're gonna tell me we have a decent shot of finding that in 24-29?
And Stewart? He's supposed to be adequate replacement for Callahan? He'll want the same pay raise next year, 5.5-6 mill. So same problem with him too. With raises coming up for several of our players we'll be willing to give Stewart the raise when we aren't willing to give fan favorite Callahan that raise?
You're looking at each asset in a vacuum. Of course each one is a low probability of converting. But the more you add, the greater the aggregate probability of producing diamonds rather than coal.
So, as opposed to the one limited run this year, you've now upped the chance that you find difference makers in this/next draft. And taking the hypothetical STL offer, Stewart may regain his Colorado form here. Odds are against it, but he's still young and he's done it before. If he doesn't, then you flip have the same option next year regarding HIM (granted, on a lesser scale, but extra 3rds and 5ths help too - just look at our recent drafts).
See how that's better than a long odds, one-time shot?
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