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If they traded away Robles?

 

They highly value Meara, that much is obvious. Louro they also kept, so theoretically they see a future for him.

 

Robles 2017 Salary: 430K

Meara: 105K

 

That difference can get you a quality starter (of course, so does spending on DPs, but whatever). We're playing Moneyball here.

 

Robles is 33, which is young in goalkeeper years. But if they see Meara as the future, and last year tried to sell Dax when his value was theoretically at his peak... (Ironically, if they waited a year, they probably would have gotten more, since player prices shot up.)

 

Possible, right?


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Wouldn't shock me in the least. If they are convinced Meara is the guy and they can get a nice haul for Robles they won't hesitate to do so.
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Not really, also not 100% sure i would feel about it. I feel he declined a bit this year which still makes him one of the top in the league. 



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If they traded away Robles?


I would be shocked.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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Not really, also not 100% sure i would feel about it. I feel he declined a bit this year which still makes him one of the top in the league. 

I like Robles, not pushing him out the door but is he still one of the top in the league?  Not sure anymore.  Guzan, Melia, Blake and Frei are better than him for sure.  And then there are a handful of guys who may or may not be better than him (Steffen, Bono, Bendik) according to people who watch more MLS than me.

 

He might still be, but for the first time in a couple years I don't feel like I actually know.  

 

If they traded him I would get over it pretty quickly tbh, just because the Dax and Petke situations show that no one is safe here.  Anything is possible.



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If they traded away Robles?

 

They highly value Meara, that much is obvious. Louro they also kept, so theoretically they see a future for him.

 

Robles 2017 Salary: 430K

Meara: 105K

 

That difference can get you a quality starter (of course, so does spending on DPs, but whatever). We're playing Moneyball here.

 

Robles is 33, which is young in goalkeeper years. But if they see Meara as the future, and last year tried to sell Dax when his value was theoretically at his peak... (Ironically, if they waited a year, they probably would have gotten more, since player prices shot up.)

 

Possible, right?

yes it would suprise me but now that you mention it sadly it would not surprise me (especially after Dax and Mike)

Robles is still quality (although made few uncharastic mistakes).  

Luis is also a stellar person and teammate.  

Its possible for all players and more so with playing moneyball - 50/50 on Sacha and 65 against 35 for Robles.  

ugh.


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If they traded away Robles?
 
They highly value Meara, that much is obvious. Louro they also kept, so theoretically they see a future for him.
 
Robles 2017 Salary: 430K
Meara: 105K
 
That difference can get you a quality starter (of course, so does spending on DPs, but whatever). We're playing Moneyball here.
 
Robles is 33, which is young in goalkeeper years. But if they see Meara as the future, and last year tried to sell Dax when his value was theoretically at his peak... (Ironically, if they waited a year, they probably would have gotten more, since player prices shot up.)
 
Possible, right?

After Dax, the only trade that would surprise me, assuming Marsch is still the coach, would be Felipe.

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the Dax and Petke situations show that no one is safe here.  Anything is possible.


Trading Luis would be no less shocking.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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It would depend what we got in return.     For the right deal, anyone is replaceable.  But of we just got rid of him to dump salary and make room for Meara, I would struggle to understand that.


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Trading dax set a precedent with this current regime. It would not surprise me at all to trade Luis. I like him but I agree that Meara is not a huge drop off. If we get something between dax money and dom Dwyer money, and actually use it, it wouldn't be such a bad thing

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Would shock me if we traded Robles. Just not happening.  At least this year anyway.  And that's not something I necessarily agree with either. I hate blowing a big cap number on a keeper.  I think keeper is similar to RB in the NFL where there's a lot of solid ones.  THe only time you get killed at the position is when you have a bad one.  Other than that, there's not a huge difference between one who's decent and one who's top 5. 

 

Marsch and company love him. He's a great leader and pushes what Marsch wants in the locker room.  Plus at 33 as a keeper, it's not the same as a holding mid who's 30 years old. 

 

And as for Felipe, I don't get those comments that he's somehow tied to Marsch.  Felipe is still on the team because he's not really worth getting rid of or moving on from.  I don't think there's any love affair.  He's just a solid player, NEVER gets hurt, is still young, and doesn't make a fortune.  If Felipe was 30 years old then his time would be limited just like every other player.  



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Would shock me if we traded Robles. Just not happening.  At least this year anyway.  And that's not something I necessarily agree with either. I hate blowing a big cap number on a keeper.  I think keeper is similar to RB in the NFL where there's a lot of solid ones.  THe only time you get killed at the position is when you have a bad one.  Other than that, there's not a huge difference between one who's decent and one who's top 5. 

 

Marsch and company love him. He's a great leader and pushes what Marsch wants in the locker room.  Plus at 33 as a keeper, it's not the same as a holding mid who's 30 years old. 

 

And as for Felipe, I don't get those comments that he's somehow tied to Marsch.  Felipe is still on the team because he's not really worth getting rid of or moving on from.  I don't think there's any love affair.  He's just a solid player, NEVER gets hurt, is still young, and doesn't make a fortune.  If Felipe was 30 years old then his time would be limited just like every other player.  

It's not a knock on Felipe, I'm just not sure Marsch knows how to fill out a lineup sheet without his name...



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Trading dax set a precedent with this current regime. It would not surprise me at all to trade Luis. I like him but I agree that Meara is not a huge drop off. If we get something between dax money and dom Dwyer money, and actually use it, it wouldn't be such a bad thing

Not sure who would trade ~500k or more of allocation money for a 33yo keeper. As good as Robles is, and keeping in mind that now is not a great time in terms of his peak value, I'd be amazed at a return like that. Doubt we get more than a 50-100k offer, so it's just about the salary savings.

 

If we do get a crazy offer of 400-500k, we should definitely take it.



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No. Plus Robles I think had an ok season that frankly was below his own standards. Having said that, he's a guy who seems to really rally the guys, and a good professional. 



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If he has to be shipped out, team out west would be my pref. They'd be saving ~$300k if they did move him. 


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