I certainly understand your theory but in practice is falls down.You still just don't get it, so i'll keep explaining it. A club that is 5 years away from contending has a rare opportunity to fill a hole in the list with a stop gap for 1 year and then replaced with high end draft picks the following trade period. In return for alleviating salary pressure, aformentioned club recieved a 20 year old former pick 3 and pick 8. This is good for a rebuilding club that is lowering their age profile.
A contending club has all the pieces in place and does not need to lower their age profile, in fact, its they need the opposite.
For example if you were a club like North Melbourne, who have a high age profile and need to start a rebuild. (I think its fair to say they are a few years off.)
If they did a deal with Carlton (who hypothetically need to alleviate some salary cap pressure) where they took on Casboult, Jones, Lang and E.Curnow on 1 year contracts, in return we gave them Patrick Dow and pick 8 (Like Carlton & GWS). They would do it because they need to reset their age profile and rebuild. They can replace those contracts with draft picks and carry on the rebuild process with a head start at the end of the year.
For a club like Collingwood, they don't have the list space or the time to do this deal, it doesn't make sense to do it. Hopefully this clears it up for you. Theres more ways to explain it so i'll just keep going until you get it.
The guys from GWS bring terrible culture being stop gap solutions.
Even the “targets” from GWS haven’t done an awful lot.
SOS would have been better off keeping blokes who he delisted and just kept building through draft picks. Cleaning out a list to virtually nothing rarely works.
Good clubs are built from some high draft picks, trades, rookies, draft gems. SOS has ignored most of that
Live in denial? SOS now rumoured to be leaving... Carlton seem to agree with my theory he has done a terrible jobDunno why you bother...this guys hatred for SOS/Carlton runs deep as seen through multiple threads based on Carlton and he’ll continue to live in denial despite your efforts.