- May 3, 2007
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Man City, Valencia, Lazio, Panthers
He is out of contract this season.... Good luck getting pick 5. if he was contracted, sure let the team pay overs.Unless Cerra bombs the rest of the year, which I doubt, I’d be pissed if we didn’t get a pick around 5 if he left. He’s pretty much exactly what you expect from a top 5 pick except you get to skip the first 60 games of development. I understand the top 5 this year is rated real high and as uncontracted we’d be up sh*t creek but it didn’t seem to matter for what Essendon got for Saad (which was ludicrous IMO)
Saints paid way overs for Brad Hill. WE got Brad Hill on a 5 year deal at $2.5 million over 5 years. $700,000 for the 1st 2 years, then $500,000 for year 3 and had he stayed on years 4 and 5, he would only be on $300,000 a year.
Saints caught wind of this and offered $900,000 a year for 5 or 6 years. They were that desperate that they offered Pick 10, pick 58, Blake Acres, a 2020 2nd and 2020 4th rounder. Freo originally wanted 2 1st rounders for Brad Hill. I didnt think the saints would do that. I was happy with that trade in the end. Considering the saints only got Brad Hill and a 3rd rounder.
I think theres a lesson. If you hand a 5 year deal to a player and its heavily front loaded for the 1st 2 years and they are on peanuts on years 4-5 and they play good footy, that play is going to complain. Say if Brad Hills contract was bascially $500,000 each year for 5 years. Would the saints still look at him? Probably.