Confirmed Marc Pittonet [traded with #61 to Carlton for #54 and #63]

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Cheers for the 4 games out of Shotgun
I think what Mess is alluding toward, is that if we are all dependent upon Dodo getting the ball rolling insofar as a quick & fair trade outcome is concerned, then we may well all still be waiting here in another years time.
 

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The going rate in previous seasons for a physically ready ruckman in their early 20s who can give it a shake at AFL level is probably about mid 3rd round.

I think that's fair.
 

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Cough up that third rounder!!!

Rather keep him but can't be mad for a guy who's stuck behind a great ruckman and a dude we just extended for 3 years who can take a fantastic grab

He has potential, just needs to spend all summer running, too good for VFL. Maybe he gets his chance where Phillips isn't upto standard yet and Kreuzer is injury prone and can play multiple positions

Good luck to him, deserves a good run
 

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Marc P is stuck behind 2 rucks but is ever improving, it appears a trade will get made for Marc to get to the Blues.
It will be a handy addition for the blues but sad that a 23 year old yet to reach his prime will be lost to the hawks.
Marc will be good at the Blues and hopefully the hawks can grab another back up ruck but they would not be half as good as Marc.
Well done Carlton getting a young bloke with all the input from the hawks over 5 years - a bargain for sure.
 

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Deal done.

Pittonet and pick 61 to Carlton in exchange for picks 54 and 63.

Pretty much a free hit to fill a position of need with Phillips seemingly on his way to Essendon.
 

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Sigh...give a player away for free again so that he can get to his club of choice.

I know we do it for the 'player culture' to help attract future players (which we are doing) but I'm not sure how much this would influence it and it is still uncomfortable giving away players for basically nothing.
 

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Are you really getting that worked up over such a little trade? Relax.
Ha, not worked up at all, just honestly curious what the point is. I guess every spot counts if you're both trying to draft the same player, but both of these deals should have just been player for a single pick.

Edit: I've deleted my previous post and my lawyer has asked me to read this statement confirming that the Carlton recruiting team are not, in fact, w***ers.
 

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Ha, not worked up at all, just honestly curious what the point is. I guess every spot counts if you're both trying to draft the same player, but both of these deals should have just been player for a single pick.
I feel somewhat the same. Seems like they’re trying to justify the deal taking 10 days.

However it could be the difference between a Harris Andrews or a Jayden Foster. Any upgrades are good upgrades.
 

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Huge win for the Blues here. Replace an okay ruckman that has found his ceiling with a 23 year old with tons of upside and that fits into their age demographic like a glove for basically nothing.

Nice work.
 

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That’s a great deal for us.

Very happy with that for a bloke with huge potential.
Huge potential is a streeeeeetch. Pitto is a good VFL ruckman, but while he's very good at the rucking aspect of his game, he has a poor tank, doesn't accumulate possessions, can't mark the thing and doesn't influence the game away from the centre square at all.

He's a very old school style ruckman and the game is trending away from that sort of player. Who knows though, with greater opportunity and a different system, it might be the spark he needs to take his game to another level.
 

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He's young enough that he might surprise. But he's pure back-up, with a slight chance of developing into more. I'm happy with that. Replaces a guy who was just pure-back-up.

I like the suggestion that he has a little bit of a physical edge to his game, because the Blues are generally wusses.
 

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I thought Hawks really rated this guy...

I guess they think Big Boy has a couple more years left in him and that Ceglar is sufficient back-up and eventual successor.
Pitto has done well at VFL level but always looks alittle too slow at ground level when playing AFL.

He will be a backup for his career IMO.
 

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