Even though we have seemingly 'missed out' on these players, I feel like we are being quite sensible with how we are going about things in regards to trades and also offers on FA. Maybe we missed out because we weren't prepared to get creamed in price negotiations? I feel there is a holistic approach to the list being made in both making reasonable offers to potential players to join us, also with a mind to what we will need to pay for our future stars already on our list. If the offer is rejected then we move on and shake another tree. Even though many are claiming it will be a quieter trade period then so be it, we are still in a fairly strong position with Kennedy and pick three with the possibility of good players picked with later picks as well. There will be at minimum two more substantial pieces added to the puzzle. I would love to see some unbelievable trades done by SOS, but maybe this year will be a little more ho hum. Whatever eventuates we will be, one way or another, building strongly towards number 17.