I'm kind of a big deal on the east side
- Jul 12, 2013
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Newcastle, Colorado Rockies.
The common trends are (Ignoring that Gold Coast were in a really wierd situation where they can actually let someone worth a first walk for no compensation whatsoever) is either someone with injury/mental issues (Stevens, Scully, Patton), in free agency (Lynch, though this comes with paying higher than average wages, which is potentially a bigger price to pay than a draft pick depending on the wages), or out of favour (Lyons, Scrimshaw).So how do we secure ourselves a decent player from another club for nothing?
Brisbane got Lyons as a DFA
Geelong get Stevens for a 50s pick
Hawks - Scully, Patton, Scrimshaw
Carlton - Martin
Richmond - Lynch
Seems we have to always pay market price (or some would argue more). OK, we did well with Eddie, but other than that?
I hope with our off-field changes and salary cap space opening up, we are on the way
Mind you, there are about 4 options right now who could potentially blossom into this good player in Stengle, Frampton, Keays and Crocker for peanuts.