They traded out a 30? year old who’d missed most of a year with bung strings for picks in this year’s draft. Nothing to do with the Prestia or Caddy trades, other than cap space.
I’d almost guarantee if we traded out D Myers or Howlett for 2018 pick/s you’d call it shuffling deck chairs, and you’d be right.
That said, if we could get a future first plus third rounder for him, or any of our 29+ year olds, sign me up.
Prestia has been a very very good get.
I’m not sure I see the fuss with Caddy, what I watched was mostly forgettable except for 2 or 3 really good games. That said, he’s playing, and Lids is still broken, so it’s a win by default.
Nankervis has been the big unsung one, genuinely made 2-3 goals a game difference to them from their ruck stocks last year
They’re also getting much harder defensive run down the wings and half forward (Rioli, Lambert, Castagna, butler). All has come from internal development, but has also made a big difference and not being talked about much. They were terrible with defensive run and pressure over the last few years.
Point is they set out 4 or 5 realistic targets with realistic outcomes that coukd (hopefully) be achieved in one off season, with a solid logic to how that’d improve their side. And worked out what they could get afford to lose to get to that point.
I don’t see how “sack Heppell” is either logical, realistic or smart, and it beats me how it is meant to improve us in the short or long term.