Yes and it will take some beating moving forward.Is this going to be the worst trade of all time?
I think the pies finish last.
Hawks to beat Collingwood and North to beat Adelaide.
Could have had Jason Horne and Nick Daicos.
It's a point lost on most Pies supporters.Sure but the issue is you could have got two.
You would have had 2 of the best kids in the draft.
Who would take on grundys contract? No one. Paying a million for a ruckman is moronic. Just see Hickey they got for zeroYou would have had 2 of the best kids in the draft.
As shitty as our midfield is, you guys also need to build one, largely from scratch. You also need a KPF or two.
Surely you guys look to trade Grundy to Port and speed this rebuild up?
Yes, but you will go into points deficit to do so.
This .... With bells onIt's a point lost on most Pies supporters.
They could have also had another top pick in 2022 even if they don't have the #1 pick.
There's no upside in trading your first pick a year out from an NGA or F/S prospect. None.
So many moving parts that can't be anticipated - said player might get injured, form turn to sh*t, your ladder position might plummet (See Collingwood) meaning you can double up, a generational prospect might unearth themselves, might have long term injuries to different positions or other players leaving etc.
They should have waited until this year to trade it. Given their likely finishing position, they could have leveraged the top pick in almost any scenario for the double up.
Or alternatively got a Kings Ransom in 2022 picks.
Nah ... they honestly misread where they are at and thought it would be a late 1st rounder that would be eaten up by daicosSo it was traded for picks 24 and 30. I guess they needed picks last year and they get access to one of the best this year but they certainly could have done better.
It really comes down to their game vs Hawthorn.It will likely end up at pick 2, which could have easily been traded with a sweetener for pick 1 (The team with pick 1 can't draft Daicos, so its an easy trade).
So yes, worst deal of all time even if they don't finish bottom.