My point is that we need to solve the problems we absolutely do have now before trying to solve problems that we speculate we may have in the future. Last season, the team failed to bring in a good centerback and a good winger. After that, I have no faith in the team's ability to bring in (1) a good centerback and (2) a good winger and (3) a player who can replace the best chance creator in MLS and a (4) player who can replace one of the all-time great MLS goalscorers in one off season. Last year they proved they could not bring in two good players in one transfer window. I do not want them to put themselves in a place where they have to bring in four first team quality players in one transfer window because I believe it is inevitable that they will fail and the team will be worse off. Based on the management's clear difficulty in finding good players over the last few years, I would be happy if the team could replace Matt Miazga and Lloyd Sam, who left years ago, before attempting to replace Sacha and BWP, who are still on the team and contributed at very high rates this year.
Sacha's replacement for 2018 may already be on the roster. And allocation money/salary freed up from a Sacha trade may help solving the pressing CB/wing issues. There's nothing certain, of course, but Sacha performing up to his 2015-2017 standards is far from guaranteed too. I think BWP will be good in 2018 but his wheels could fall off very quickly at any point (but the succession plan to Veron could also be in place already).
I guess we'll see what happens.