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RedBullScouse

Member Since 11 Dec 2007
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 05:40 PM

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In Topic: Will (when) we sign new players?

Yesterday, 05:20 PM


Of course you want the majority of the signings to be in before training camp.  That said its easier to get some guys to come over in the summer so i think its fair to still expect a signing or two to come in the summer.

 

We've signed expected first team contributors Reyes, Edwards, Fabio, with at least 2 of them expected to start.  Calling the winter window so far a failure for the roster not being set is a bit of a stretch.  Ideally though we get another signing announced before camp kicks off.  

I am baffled how anyone does the math on what we've lost and what we needed to get and thinks we are improved in any meaningful way.

Reyes is barely a replacement for Parker, and just as likely a step down. 

Edwards is brought in to address one of our lowest priorities.

Fabio.... um, OK.    Sure, an upgrade over Barlow and White... but that's not saying much at all.

And Kaku's gone, for all intents and purposes.    Counting on Caden Clark filling those shoes?

That's it, for a team that completely shit the bed last year.  If you don't think last year was a shit the bed season, even after Armas got dumped, then you just have far lower expectations than I do.   


In Topic: Will (when) we sign new players?

Yesterday, 10:36 AM

We are just a week away from the start of pre-season, and pre-season only goes for 6 weeks.     Not having the roster set before camp is a failure, especially with the added on-boarding delays for quarantine.     If we are saying this is the roster, that's an even bigger failure.  I don't know why I expected better with Thelwell here, but seems its just more of the same.


In Topic: Kaku wants out

23 February 2021 - 05:01 PM

Not saying the activation of the option is not unilateral, but you want the player/agent to acknowledge. Its like being served papers in my mind. The player almost always has an interest in being a free agent... you have to make sure there is not a sliver of an excuse that the player can say the option wasn't activated properly.  

You're presupposing a friendly player, not one deliberatly trying to screw the process.     He has no obligation to acknowledge, which is why they spell out the process in such detail.   Players are represented by agents for the benefit of both the player and the team.


In Topic: Shameful bid for Eric Kahl

19 February 2021 - 01:45 PM

Maybe - but I'd rather a swing and a miss at $600k, then we seal the deal at $2MM and he's a bust. 

 

Maybe - but I'd rather a swing and a miss at $600k, then we seal the deal at $2MM and he's a bust. 

A bust is a bust any any price, but I'd rather over pay then get nothing


In Topic: Shameful bid for Eric Kahl

19 February 2021 - 11:01 AM

And yet, Haksa, Kahl, and that Portuguese dude are still at their original clubs... a bid is only low if another team makes a higher one. 

 

Who says this kid Kahl kid is worth 2.4MM? During Covid? Maybe he is, maybe he's not. 

The team that owns him says that's what he's worth, and if they aren't willing to sell for less, then that's all that matters.