We'd want picks instead of players.Clearly wants to play as a full-time on baller, but has played most of the year on a wing with Essendon clearly preferring the Shiel, Mcgrath, Parish trio at centre bounces.
Could work something out with Carlton.
Carlton needs more offensive mids like Merrett to be threatening and take attention off Cripps. Essendon needs more grunt, although not sure who from Carlton is available (assuming Setterfield is locked in).
I think maybe a couple of players in the comp are worth 2 x 1sts.You don't think Merrett is worth two firsts?
He was probably worth it the year earlier, and could have won the Crows a flag that following season, in fact the year after the trade fell through was Gibbs best season. What made it worse for the Crows is they gave what they didn't want to a year later.Gibbs wasnt worth 2 x 1sts. He is a great example of the risk of massively overpaying.
A good player?He's a contracted 24-year-old skillful, inside/outside midfielder that has been an AA, dual B&F winner that has never finished outside the top four (besides his debut year), has captained the club probably 10+ times and has only missed two games over the last five years.
If that doesn't warrant two first round picks, I don't know what does.
If Saad, Danniher and Merrett all move on they may want a mid skilled player and a 1st.I reckon clubs are scared to give up 2x firsts these days. It's backfired more times than it hasn't. Clubs got excited when first being able to trade future picks and went overboard.
I think 1x first & 1x second rounder is fair value.