Ask Gary: Looking back on Myers, Zobrist trades

by Gary Shelton on September 19, 2015 · 2 comments

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At this point in time, how would you evaluate the trades involving Wil Myers and Ben Zobrist? Personally, I believe that losing Zobrist was a major cause of this lackluster season since he added so much in all dimensions, including leadership.

Barry McDowell

Barry, at this moment, frozen in time, there isn't a lot to like about either trade. That's because the major pieces the Rays got back haven't helped enough here.

For Myers -- and I'm okay with that trade -- the big piece in return was Steven Souza Jr. It's been a wash, because both have spent a lot of time

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John Garvey September 19, 2015 at 11:08 am

Why was St. Lovie a big catch? What other team even wanted to talk to him and why in the world was he the ONLY one even interviewed? DID the Glazer boys interview St. Lovie or just beg him to come to Tampa.
Now as for the GM having complete power, there I over typed. But, a President in charge of football operations, someone other than the Glazers, who could hie a GM and HC would be nice.
I know it’s as likely as the Buccaneers being sold to a Eddie DeBartolo but it would be nice.
I DO think St. Lovie coachs like it’s 1996. Seriously, what Buccaneer fan would NOT want a Chip Kelly or a Rex Ryan in place of the arrogant stature we have now? And you think he should stick around for another 31 games? I simply do not.
Rant over……again.

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Gary Shelton September 19, 2015 at 11:57 pm

He was the big catch, John, because he was a rare coach who had been a Super Bow, who had several 10-win seasons. Whether you like him or not, whether he works out or not, that is inarguable. In the days after Schiana and MRSA, some stablity was called for.

Yes, there were other openings where Lovie was mentioned. I think Washington was one, but I’d have to check the clips of the day. I don’t know what the Glazers conversation with him was.

They tried to hire Chip. He didn’t take the job. You can’t force a guy to do so. Ryan was working for the Jets a the time?

Who said anything about another 31 games? I said 17 games was assinine. I still think so, even though I don’t think he’s done well. You asked my opinion. I gave it.

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