This actually goes against your point. Because it is a shallow draft this year, picks in the first round are worth more than previous years. Giving up pick 11 is like giving up pick 5 in another year. If the rumours true that kelly has re-signed, then we have no choice but to go to the draft to get a midfielder. Give up pick 11, we give up the chance to draft a kid like Constable.
I have no idea whether Stringer has issues, whether its sour grapes from doggies supporters, management leaks or whatever. But as I said in my previous post, being contracted is the only positive for the dogs in this scenario. They have shown their hand by wanting him out for some reason, and he has no intention of staying there. This DOES affect their negotiation strength.
It’s like a used car salesmen putting a sticker saying, “must sell today”, then ask top end blue book value.