in anticipation of a really downbeat post tomorrow and general outrage, i'd like to try to inject some positivity and get a contrarian viewpoint out there.
first, i would have liked a move for VC (sorry i didn't reply to your post last year Rook, i liked your proposal), but the move we made is arguably better. first off we get two good players, not just one, which is a definite plus. second, we have tons of flexibility with these guys in terms of their contracts. we can choose what we want to do with them after next year once we see how it works out. that's valuable.
second, i think EG might see something in foye. he might have pounced on that trade. he's young. he could be another caron for us: a guy everyone thought would be great out of college, had some knee issues, bounced around, then EG picks him up and he's frigging awesome for us. (maybe it's wishful thinking, but i'll come back to that in a second...)
as for rubio, three teams passed on him in a weak draft. he could be great, but maybe it's just hype... that's all i've got to say.
one of these guys will turn out to be the guy we could have had. "we picked kenny green?! we could have had karl malone!!!" well, what about all the other busts we didn't pick either? you can always play that game. it's wishful thinking to assume the 5th pick will be a perennial all-star down the road. i understand the risk/reward argument, and it's valid, but anyhow, i'm going to cross my fingers and hope foye puts it together in dc.
i respect what EG did. he improved the team. we're going to be good next year and i'm looking forward to it.