List Mgmt. Trade & Free Agency IX

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eth-dog

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Depending where he goes, surely we match any bid for Merrett and ask for two firsts?

St. Kilda seems like an obvious destination to me and I doubt they go so deep into finals that we can't get that.
 

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Depending where he goes, surely we match any bid for Merrett and ask for two firsts?

St. Kilda seems like an obvious destination to me and I doubt they go so deep into finals that we can't get that.
If we are down the bottom of the ladder and could get like pick 1-5 it might not even be worth matching. Even if you got something like pick 10 and 12 it might be better to get the one elite pick and not have to worry about it. Mind you if we wanted a free agent ourselves that would change the equation dramatically.

I hope he stays though.
 

eth-dog

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If we are down the bottom of the ladder and could get like pick 1-5 it might not even be worth matching. Even if you got something like pick 10 and 12 it might be better to get the one elite pick and not have to worry about it. Mind you if we wanted a free agent ourselves that would change the equation dramatically.

I hope he stays though.
Okay, say Dunkley nominates us again. Would you prefer having pick 5 being part of a Dunkley trade or one of the two firsts we get going to the Dogs?
 

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blitzer

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Well if we had pick 5 or higher then maybe they'd accept just the 1 first for Dunkley (plus say a 2nd rounder) instead of requiring 2 mid range firsts. The reality is if that situation occurred you'd talk to the Bulldogs and see what they preferred and take that into consideration. Anyway it would all depend on the situation and its not like we are locked in one way or another at this stage.

The other flip side is then we'd have 2 top 5 picks that we could use on midfielders in a strong midfield draft (apparently) and what we need more on our list is elite midfielders. We have plenty of decent midfielders - but not enough elite ones.
 

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If we are down the bottom of the ladder and could get like pick 1-5 it might not even be worth matching. Even if you got something like pick 10 and 12 it might be better to get the one elite pick and not have to worry about it. Mind you if we wanted a free agent ourselves that would change the equation dramatically.

I hope he stays though.
It depends on what the first round looks like imo. If we think there’s enough good talent late in the round then I have no issues with us matching and asking for a couple of picks in the 10-15 range. You’d get a couple of really good flankers in that range most years. If there’s some potentially generational talent in the top 5 then we should let him go and bank the higher pick though.
 

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Collingwood offered their future first as part of a three-way deal for Treloar that would give you guys enough points to match a JUH bid. You'd have a live pick this year in a strong draft so I doubt it was about JUH. They got caught in the optics without thinking about what it means for their list.

Thing is, we've gone for the rebuild path.

If things go the way I think they will for Dunkley, he won't be worth a good first. There's no way Essendon will give a good first (which is likely a top 5 pick) for a player that is barely best 22.

With Zach Merrett likely leaving, we'll take what is likely to be two top 5 picks to the draft. A lot of talented big bodied inside mids available. 2022 first round though is something we'd happily part with considering the Davey twins come.
Or you split one of those top 5 picks to get two firsts and use one of those on Dunkley.

You wont get him for just a 2nd round pick.
 

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