I think most of us are thinking Ballard will strike again with this years draft, which is probably wishful thinking. We are also lapping up the 'good dressing room character' philisophy and the 'build from within culture'. Whilst good on paper, we may be getting carried away.
But with Luck tucked up our sleeve, it could all just land perfectly. It' s good to dream, is it not.....
The only reason I doubt this logic is that there was a good report out of Cleveland from a reliable reporter that he has one offer of $11M for one year but it’s from a team that isn’t as much of a contender and as such he’s considering other teams and seeing what they’re willing to give. Same source says the offer in Cleveland would be under $10M
so he isn’t just seeing his number and signing. If that were true he’d have signed for that $11M on the dotted line as soon as he got it (unless he’s looking for more than $11M which would be rough). He’s smartly shopping around. Trying to find the best mix of team (contender if we believe him wanting to go to a contender) and money
so it’ll come down to which “good” team makes him the best offer
as such I can see his agent shopping him and playing off the offers. Hell a good agent should do that
so again, we may already be out or we may be right in the thick of things behind the scenes
he does have ties to a coach on the ravens as well. And has allegedly had them on his short list too. So that Tuesday visit next week will be a key one.
Im not optimistic for us but I’m still hopeful that we at least engaged w his agent and have an idea of where things are at continuously
Am I a homer? Yes.
Did I say the Colts had the best offseason this year? No. (It's too early to say one way or another)
Since we now have the results of this past season to judge last years offseason, is it safe to say that the Colts had the best offseason last year? Yes. (An offseason you were critical of at this time last year)
We'll have to see how this season turns out before we decide who had the best offseason this year. (But if you wanna crown the Raiders, then crown 'em )
I hear you. Is there any pitcher you want. CBE wants Chapman back. I like Doolittle but he and Maddon had a little back and forth; so, Maddon may not want him here. He is the Nats closer. I like him a lot.