Originally posted by Bluesbro:
Originally posted by buck:1. made all the trades deemed feasible
2. had the picks, nothing gained by not using them
3. add talent
4. increase competition
5. get younger
6. reduce cap cost
I think part of the problem is Baalke is getting quite a reputation for fleecing his trading partners. Other GM's are getting tired of being portrayed as being taken to the cleaners.
Yeah, it sure looks that way. I was really hoping we could move up. I hope we have a situation where we are drafting 32'nd next year. I'd love to see Baalke just trade down like the '86 draft and get more draft picks, because it seems trading up is a lot tougher than trading down. Even when you are armed with 11+ draft picks and something like 7 picks in the first 4 rounds, they couldn't trade up.
I think one reason is that the bottom feeding teams just have too much draft capital. I think if you dangle a 1st round, pick 32 to a bottom feeder that has 2nd round, pick 10 - I bet he'll take that trade and give us a 5th or more. Point being is not to go against the flow but with it.
With our coaching staff, 3rd rounders are like first rounders. 7th rounders are like 4th rounders. So if that's the case, Baalke should be trading down as often as he can.
[ Edited by Giedi on Jun 29, 2014 at 7:11 AM ]