#1 Pick Trade Bait?

This is the time of year where really odd trades seem to happen one after another. Teams find a guy in the draft they want must find a way to get high enough in the draft to pick them. Current rumor flying is that the Houston Dynamo are looking to our Number one pick due to two of their forwards (not Ching) looking to go over seas. The question is what would they give up for that pick? Again just a rumor, but word is Brian Mullan and their #1 2008 pick is what they are willing to lay on the table. If this were to go through we would have effectively traded Nick Garcia for Brian Mullan, which leads me to believe this will die as merely a rumor. One reason Onalfo has stated for the Garcia trade is clearing salary. With Garcia making $131,000 and Mullan $125,000 (has recently re-signed to what would be an expected raise due to his status as 2007 team co-MVP). The end result on salary cap then is $6,000 freed up at best. Still these are exciting times and you can bet we’ve got a few good signings coming before the season begins. That or we are toast.

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4 Responses

  1. I sure hope we don’t make this deal. I can’t stand Brian Mullan.

  2. “If this were to go through we would have effectively traded Nick Garcia for Brian Mullan, which leads me to believe this will die as merely a rumor.”

    If you want to look at it that way, it would be Brian Mullan and Houston’s #1 pick for Nick Garcia.

    If it’s salary concerns, Houston’s #1 pick could be a cap-exempt GenAd player and KC would essentially get a free player to go along with a reasonable salary for a veteran.

    Mullan seems much more like someone Onalfo would like than some of the other names thrown out there. He always compares his coaching style to Kinnear’s.

  3. I’d rather have Brad Davis. A few years younger. A lot cheaper. Scores more points per game and per minute.

    He does have injury issues though.

  4. Your right about Mullan being someone Onalfo would like, but there seems that Onalfo has a plan, maybe it is youth, maybe it is South American style soccer, or something else. I really don’t know. I’m hoping they stick with the pick and take Nyarko, there is something fun about watching young players with so much potential develop. Then again if they can get a solid established forward for the pick that would be bad either.

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