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Forum: Armchair-GMTue. at 2:01 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>dopplsan</b></div><div>I think this sums it up pretty nicely.

That being said, of this package here, Chinny and the ‘24 1st are the only assets that would hurt, IMO. Gus is a M6 UFA, and Bemstrom barely has a place on the team as it is. Frankly, I think CHI can get a better package elsewhere.

I wouldn’t necessarily be upset if this trade was made, but I’d want CBJ to perhaps be a bit higher in the standings than 3rd in the Metro. I’d support a swing like this if we were fighting for a top seed or something.

All of that in mind, I don’t foresee CBJ being super aggressive in the trade market, absent a sort of ‘16-‘17 like version of CBJ. Jarmo and JD got their extensions following the Jones trade because they know they have time to build this team. This isn’t ‘18-‘19 where the team is about to lose a bunch of players and need to take a big swing…CBJ are just on the start of something. As long as they aren’t a complete disaster, and can take some developmental steps forward, they are on the right path, IMO. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the start of Johnny Jacket.

Hell, if they can even just make the playoffs this year? That alone for me is icing on the cake.</div></div>

I'm looking at this season like the Cleveland Guardians this past spring. Come in with a young team with no expectations built around a star who chose to be there. Figure out what you've got. Not saying the Jackets are going to pop off and win their division, since the Metro and AL Central are about as analogous as a lion and a dead house cat, but the teams coming into the season feel similar.
Forum: Armchair-GMSep. 23 at 4:53 p.m.
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