Eh, we were never going to be contenders. Taking the third round pick was the right move.
Would I like to see this team finally bet the house and go for it? Yes, I absolutely would. But the Snacks trade was dipping a toe in that, and how did the team respond? Oh right, they came out the next week and played like garbage.
So let’s review: add a critical new piece to the roster that can give you a legitimate shot at winning your division, and the team comes out playing like crap. Trade away one of your best offensive weapons while you’re still technically in contention for the division, and the team comes out playing like crap.
I’m seeing a common theme here. This team plays like crap. Give them new pieces, take pieces away, give them a shot at a team that will be battling for a wildcard, give them a shot at a team they’ll battle for the division, put a must win game in front of them. Crap, crap, crap.
That’s the level this roster is going to return to. So take the third round pick. And if you’re going to go all out, start in the offseason and build an actual defense.