- Jul 25, 2008
- AFL Club
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- Oakland Raiders
Easy for you to say given he’s not a Roo. The reason for the Buddy deal was also to dislodge him from Hawthorn and it also assumes that deal was a good one which for mine it wasn’t.Its the buddy contract - if you get 5 great years and he slows down in the last 2 then so be it.
It's better than trying to get another ruck in.
There’s no way he gets that deal from the Hawks (hence them not matching) or the Swans if he was already there. Given Grundy is at Collingwood it would need to be at the $700-800k mark for me to buy in because if he’s drops off with 2 years left and is costing us $1 million a season then that’s not good business, IMO.
The last sentence is the kicker! When you’re talking 6-8 years into the future you can’t possibly have confidence in a guys body when he plays 90% match time of 95% of matches in the most physically demanding role in the sport.It's a goddamn steal. Grundy is a generational talent and as the salary cap continues to rise this will prove to be a bargain, assuming he stays relatively injury free.