Curious Trade

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With spring training fully underway, I'm thinking football. The Associated Press asks:

How could the Patriots obtain only a second-round draft choice for a solid, young quarterback and a 12-year veteran leader, linebacker Mike Vrabel?

I'm more than a little curious about that, myself. It was generally thought that Cassel, alone, would bring multiple higher picks and there was supposedly a better deal for the Pats on the table involving Tampa and Denver. He has a huge contract and there was never any doubt that he was going to be traded. The Pats couldn't keep him and Tom Brady at $15 million each. That probably affected his value somewhat but I still think he was worth more than that. There's more here than meets the eye. On the surface, it appears KC got a steal. If I was a Patriot fan, I'd be plenty upset by this. Yeah, they cleared some cap space but a little too late if you ask me. Most of the big money free agents have already signed.

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I'm scratching my head at this news also, Rob. I suspect that you're right that there is more here than meets the eye.

The consensus among the boys on Saturday night was that he is better than Jackson and probably more durable than Frerotte would have been. I feel bad for Frerotte, that he got handed his walking papers after doing a pretty good job off the bench last year, but that's the business side of football. I would have loved to see Cassel as a Viking, but I saw zero buzz about that. Maybe I missed it.

Kind of like making sure that Johan Santana ended up in the National League.

Well, this is Belichick we're talking about here. I don't know what his motivation is at this point, but you can believe that whatever it is, it's in Belichick's best interest. Or that's what he thinks anyway.

Hmmm...now there are rumors floating about the Vikes trying for Jay Cutler:

http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/40578887.html?page=2&c=y

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