End of Season 2016 - Trade Period 1
Quito trade: Shane Savage, Corey Ellis, Jared Polec, and NAT Pick 14
Colorado trade: Ed Curnow, Adam Tomlinson, and NAT Pick 39Reasons:
Quito are in a good position in terms of defenders, but desperately lacking another young captaincy option to compliment Tom J Lynch, enter Ed Curnow. Tomlinson has shown good signs and could be on the way to another club for more opportunities. Pick 39 is a good replacement for two guys on the outer, Polec and Ellis.
Quito trade: Toby McLean
Ottawa trade: National Pick #28Reasons:
Toby McLean hasn't broken into the Doggies line-up, so I am hopeful we can find a youngster who can get some more AFL time with Pick #28.
Anaheim trade: Paul Seedsman, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, and Aaron Vandenberg
Anaheim receive: Sam Mitchell and NAT Picks 36 and 39
Colorado trade: NAT Picks 14 and 36
Colorado receive: Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti and Aaron Vandenberg
Quito trade: Sam Mitchell and NAT Pick 39
Quito receive: Paul Seedsman and NAT Pick 14Reasons:
With plenty of youngsters coming through, and our 2016 ladder position to think of, it is time to start moving on the older blokes. Mitchell provides more to a side in the premiership window than us, so I was happy to get back Pick #14 we gave up in the Curnow trade. Should find a young gun. Also think that exchanging Pick #39 for Paul Seedsman is a fair upgrade.
New Brooklyn trade: NAT Picks 5, 29, and 41
Quito trade: Jack Steele, Jackson Thurlow, and Lachie WellerReasons:
This one is heart in mouth stuff, Pick #5 has the potential to find the next beast, and is some top-end talent up this high in the draft. Between Pick #29 AND #41 we should find another good player. Steele a loss knowing he could be moving clubs, but he hasn't broken into the Giants talented midfield. Thurlow has missed a lot of footy and may struggle to get back in with plenty of changes at the Cats. Finally, Weller has also showed good form inconsistently, but his spot in the Freo side is far from secure.
Quito trade: Aaron Sandilands
Anaheim trade: David SwallowReasons:
With Nic Nat going down, I am satisfied with Lycett and Roughead to do the ruck duties for Quito next year. Sandilands doesn't have long, so willing to take a punt on David Swallow.
Boston trade: M. Wright and Nat picks 6 and 48
Quito trade: C. Wingard and T. GarnerReasons:
Wright and Wingard averaged much the same in 2016, and I am confident that Wright can continue to average in the 80s in the coming years. There is a lot of up and down about Chad, but he does have that somewhat untapped potential we all know about, so receiving National Pick 6 and 48 was a good top up to balance the trade.
Houston trade: Tom Phillips, Mitch Grigg, NAT Picks 8 and 51, and Rookie Pick 6
Quito trade: Michael Barlow and Kade SimpsonReasons:
While the end is closing in for Barlow and Simpson, they are both SuperCoach royalty and will be missed. However, I am very excited to welcome two young talents in Phillips and Grigg, along with some great picks, to Quito. Phillips had a breakout year, while Grigg looks set to move clubs and receive more opportunities. National Pick 8 and Rookie 6 should find two guns.
Quito trade: Joel Smith and RD Pick 14
Chicago trade: RD Pick 9Reasons:
Making the list size a little smaller, and moving up a little in the Rookie Draft in the process
Quito trade: Chris Yarran and NAT Pick 29
Santiago trade: NAT Pick 19Reasons:
While an exciting player, Quito fear that Yarran may never return to his best, and that is if he does return to AFL. Again shortening the list, we move up a more than handy 10 spots in the draft order.
Quito trade: Garrick Ibbotson and NAT Pick #50
Anaheim trade: RD Pick #10Reasons:
Garrick has been a good footballer for a fair amount of time now, but the scores have been dropping off as injuries become more and more frequent. I have a few names in mind for Rookie 10 and hope they will still be there to pick up when it gets to that stage of the Rookie Draft.
Boston trade: J.Wagner and RD Pick 24
Quito trade: E.Hughes and NAT Picks 28 and 38Reasons:
Quito were impressed with Wagner in his debut year and can see further improvement to come with the youngster. We lose quite a bit in the process but are confident that Josh can develop into an important player for our club
Anaheim trade: Levi Greenwood, Jarryd Blair, Luke Breust, Bailey Williams
Anaheim receive: Luke Hodge, Jobe Watson, NAT Pick 19
Colorado trade: Luke Hodge, Jobe Watson, Dean Towers
Colorado receive: Jarryd Blair, Levi Greenwood, Ryan Griffen
Quito trade: Pick 19, Ryan Griffen
Quito receive: Luke Breust, Dean Towers, Bailey WilliamsReasons:
We were keen to add to our forward line having lost Wingard, and see Breust as a very nice pick up. We anticipate that many players currently listed as forwards will lose this position, but are certain that Breust will not, moving him up the pecking order in terms of the top SuperCoach forwards. With a number of high draft picks, we could afford to lose Griffen, knowing that our youth will eventually come through and fill the void in his position. We were also happy to give up one of our many top picks to secure two young talents in Towers and Williams, who, with opportunity, should develop into good players for their sides.
Las Vegas trade: Nick Haynes
Quito trade: NAT Pick 14Reasons:
We really rate Haynes as one of the best young defenders in the competition. Giving up our early second round cost is a price to pay, but we are confident that he is worth it given he is already averaging 84 SuperCoach points with, we believe, further room to improve.