I'm kind of a big deal on the east side
- Jul 12, 2013
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Newcastle, Rockies, Oceanics
You play him, and let him take UFA afterwards. The club has every bit of value eeked out of Matt that there could get out of him, and by that point, it's truly time for Pedlar/Berry/Schoenberg/others to take over and be the main guys (if they are not already, seeing Schoenberg could be our number 1 midfielder by the end of next season with how he's tracking). By that point Berry and Scho are + 50 games. Pedlar/2021 draftees could feasibly be 40+.If Matt is offered 2x900k, he'd staying, but what do we do then?
I don't want to lose Matt for a pick in the early 20s, so we have to be smart with how we structure the deal to take that option off the table.
As said, my main interest is seeing us not ending up stuck with Matt long term. The amount we receive, or pay is secondary to that consideration.