Popular Post Doogie Posted July 8, 2022 Popular Post Share Posted July 8, 2022 They approached the first day of the draft how I was expecting them, unless a trade required the use of the 15th, stand pat and make the selection at 15th. I don't think they were expecting Lekkerimaki to fall to them but when he did they jumped on it and from a management perspective this could be seen as a home run. I think it was mentioned somewhere management thought it was best to observe the later round to see if they liked any players falling out of the first round and then make smart thought-out trades to add a second or two and maybe move out cap space. I think JR and Co. are playing it safe but smart and I commend them for that; too many times we saw Benning making moves for the sake of making moves. It seems to me JR and Co. have a plan and are going to see that plan through but at their own well thought out pace. As for the Miller trade, I think it's going to happen, but I believe the management group preferred 1st round picks in next years draft (seeing as how next year's draft is VERY deep), in any return for Miller. This is probably why they didn't pull the trigger today for any trade involving a 2022 1st. The team trading for him will now be inclined to include next years pick in any return. If we look at the free agent class this year there are some noticeable names out there, I think the management group sees this and wants to wait to see how the first few days of free agency play out and try to extract more when teams miss out on those big names. Also, Miller is able to sign an extension come July 13 and I believe negotiating an extension will play a key part in the value extracted for a Miller trade. 3 4 3 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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