Restricted Free Agent Zach Merrett

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HirdsTheWord

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Jun 19, 2014
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Funnily enough and depending on what happens with Brayshaw I think he suits Melbourne the best out of any of his options in Vic. Salary cap the bigger problem.
I have no doubts Merrett will go to a Vic club and will be on a long term contract of 900k + a year.

I'm not close to other clubs salary cap space but it will need to be significant.
 

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LeverPuller

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Brayshaw and a good pick to Essendon for Merrett makes sense for both sides really
I can actually see some funny business potential here. Merrett to Dees as RFA and Dons don’t match to get a first, then Brayshaw to Essendon for minimal return. Dons get Brayshaw and a first. Fixes the challenge of Melbourne not having a first this year.
 

eth-dog

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I can actually see some funny business potential here. Merrett to Dees as RFA and Dons don’t match to get a first, then Brayshaw to Essendon for minimal return. Dons get Brayshaw and a first. Fixes the challenge of Melbourne not having a first this year.
There's usually someone else you guys like from us too.
 

CatToTheFuture

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We shall see.

I would take the compo but you will be dealing with Dodoro who would most likely match the offer and force a trade he's not going to settle for one draft pick even if it's a top 5.
I fail to see how you do any better than the compo pick in a trade. It's not the Cameron trade, where option A is pick 8 and option B is 15, 18, 25 and a couple of future 2nds back.
 

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Essendon's finishing position will probably dictate what we do. Bottom two (as looks overwhelmingly likely) and we will definitely decline to match. Pick 1 & 2 or 2 & 3 in this draft loaded with tall midfielder/forwards is exactly what we need.
pretty much this
 

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I can actually see some funny business potential here. Merrett to Dees as RFA and Dons don’t match to get a first, then Brayshaw to Essendon for minimal return. Dons get Brayshaw and a first. Fixes the challenge of Melbourne not having a first this year.
Why would they want Brayshaw????
 

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CatToTheFuture

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The Melbourne deal above works. Two first round picks works.
I tried to go back and find the Melbourne deal you spoke of but gave up. I assume it involved Brayshaw given the comments? You'd have to convince Brayshaw to move. It's a complication.

As for two firsts, I don't know anyone who would take two late teens picks over pick 5.
 

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yeah, he'd slide in nicely.
you guys are in contention. strong culture (nice change for him).
I mean sure country Vic lad, I can see the appeal and he'd fit our list needs. Would have to back end his contract a bit but we could make a band 1 offer. I could also see the appeal though of a club like Port to whom he has already been linked. The link to us was Tom Hawkins talking him up in an afl puff piece so pretty tenuous
 

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