To be honest, I think missing out on George might be better for them in the long run. I don’t know if George would have stayed, and if they’re legit with IT and Gordon, then they’re going to be an even more appealing destination to free agents next year. Plus, they still have all their picks. I’m not sure IT’s worth 200 million, but who knows what he’ll be willing to take if the team looks like a contender.
It’ll be interesting to see how Stevens does with some real star power. If he can get them to maximize their potential, it’s going to make them even more appealing.
Good move by the C’s, in my opinion.