Taking out a situation where Martin may end up at Carlton....That doesn't matter for this discussion.Whether you like martin or not, please don’t fret about the money side of things this off-season.
We’re scrambling to hit the AFL salary cap floor......again. Let alone hitting the cap. Let alone hitting the 105% we’re allowed to hit.
We haven’t lost anyone we’ve wanted to keep.
It’s use-it-or-lose-it time with our cap room. We either go into 2020 spending way less than everyone else, or we “overpay” to add to our talent now.
Let’s push our chips into the middle of the table and try and win the thing in 2020.
I fail to understand why The Bulldogs would be courting Martin.
Carlton has gaping holes in their forward line and for good users entering the forward 50, but I don't see that as being a particular issue with The Dogs.
Of course you know your team better than I do, but it always seems to me that some quality talls may add more value to your whole than for more flankers.
Keath & Bruce sounds like a great start point and then you have the whole trade period to design other interesting possibilities. If I was a Dogs supporter, I don't think that should you miss on Martin (nothing is done, until it's done) that you've missed a key ingredient in the puzzle.