””No way are we cashing in on this season,” [John Ellinger] said. (RSL brokers another trade with major player in the Trib.)
Well, that’s good to know. RSL is at the bottom of the league, without a win to their name (and not really any in sight), but the front office isn’t giving up on the season. Sure, the fans are threatening to wear brown paper bags out to games. Oh, and yes, the front office has made a list of potential ‘big names’, but Jason Kreis says, “We have begun a list of players we are looking at but I don’t think we have contacted any of them yet.” Not only that, but the team is sitting on something like $350,000 of cap space. I’d hate to see how things looked if they were giving up on the season.
So, what should they be doing? Well, the recent trade for Robbie Findley and Nate Sturgis is probably a good move (though it’s certainly a long range move, not a short term fix). Getting some more defensive help and an established scoring threat wouldn’t hurt either. Overall, I’d say trying to salvage the 2007 season is probably a lost cause and trying to build a solid foundation for 2008 is probably the best course.
Then again, what do I know? I’m just a fan.