trade & free agency ideas

Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by OWN(yewu)ED, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    You're making sense. Are you feeling alright? :D

    Seriously, though - we'll never know if any of those marquee players we've been linked to by the rumor mill even had a chance to turn us down, because I would bet lots of money that almost all, if not all of them, were never even pursued by the stingy Quakes...
     
  2. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Earthquakes in the news!! Admit it, you didn't think such a thing was possible, certainly not before like mid-March...

     
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  3. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    You’re perceiving that I’m making sense? Move to WI must have done you some good :)

    This will be an interesting offseason because I would expect CL to be be trying to make at least one (for us) “splashier” signing, i.e. a DP on the cheap side - our MO. If it’s just going to be an MLS free agent or 2 that would be a disappointment.
     
  4. SoccerMan94043

    SoccerMan94043 Member+

    May 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Toronto and Cinci have some pretty big checkbooks to compete against :\
     
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  5. elhula

    elhula Member

    Apr 18, 2007
    san jose
    Our owner is a billionaire, his checkbook is huge he just refuses to open it and spend the money
     
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  6. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    I don’t about this one. I think in the end, CL hedges his bets.
     
  7. Replikait

    Replikait Member+

    San Jose Clash
    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Put the positive vibes in the air and manifest Hedges coming to San Jose.

    He would be 1000000x an upgrade over Rodrigues and Nathan which means one of those guys gets benched and I'd be even more optimistic.

    He's also played for Luchi and captained for him. Ao that may be an extra chip.
     
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  8. Replikait

    Replikait Member+

    San Jose Clash
    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Very very bad dad joke
     
  9. jeff_adams

    jeff_adams Member+

    Dec 16, 1999
    Monterey, Ca
    Jeff Agoos 2.0
     
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  10. Replikait

    Replikait Member+

    San Jose Clash
    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was going there as well. Hedges would immediately be one of the best CBs to grace our roster ever. He would join Agoos and Califf as our 2 best.
     
  11. jeff_adams

    jeff_adams Member+

    Dec 16, 1999
    Monterey, Ca
    It’s about the leadership and settling down the defense. We have to be organized, not just scrambling around frantically with last second slide tackles.
     
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  12. Replikait

    Replikait Member+

    San Jose Clash
    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He would provide that. I would love to hear us say, We signed Aaron Long and Matt Hedges.
     
  13. vamanoshasta

    vamanoshasta Member

    Aug 12, 2006
    Wow. I just had a strange feeling I haven't experienced much with this organization lately. I think it's called "Hope"?

    M.H. would be a great signing!
     
  14. jeff_adams

    jeff_adams Member+

    Dec 16, 1999
    Monterey, Ca
    I always felt that the Jeff Agoos trade was the single most significant move the team did to turn around a weak team. That 2000 squad was really poor and then they won the Cup in 2001. Maybe Leitch understands the significance of having an experienced guy on the back line. We need a true leader wearing the captain’s armband.
     
  15. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    I hope y'all are not "counting your chickens". Sounds like there are several teams interested in Hedges.
     
  16. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Toronto and Cincinnati are lovely this time of year. Not.
     
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  17. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    I was hoping he was a "weather-spoiled" CA kid, but looks more like Indiana. :-(
     
  18. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Member+

    Apr 10, 2002
    California - Bay Area
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No Robinson or Dayak?

    I would very happy if Long or Hedges joined the Quakes.
     
  19. Replikait

    Replikait Member+

    San Jose Clash
    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agoos, Califf, Robinson, Dayak and Goodson are the best ones to ever suit up for us CB wise. Doyle and Bernardez are right behind them.

    The rest of our CB crops, some good, some average, a lot of garbage. Especially the bolded guys.

    Affolter, Attakora, Burling, Calichman, Cochrane, Cruz, Cummings, Draguicevich, Eastman, Garcia, Gough, Harden, Hernandez, Imperiale, Jungwirth, Martin, Martinez, McDonald, Nathan, Onalfo, Pitchkolan, Renato, Roberts, Rodrigues, Weaver,
     
  20. elhula

    elhula Member

    Apr 18, 2007
    san jose
    Another one not on your list that i had high hope for was Yeferson Quintana, but as per usual for the Quakes he turned out to be another bust.
     
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  21. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Member+

    Apr 10, 2002
    California - Bay Area
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My favorites are:

    HOF: Agoos, Robinson, Dayak

    All Stars: Califf and Goodson

    Good/Solid: Hernandez, Bernardez, Mauricio Wright (not on your list?)

    Doyle - probably good/solid, but my dislike of his approach to soccer is probably giving my blinders.
     
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  22. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Out of those guys, to me ERo was the real monster, at his peak - just so athletic, aggressive, and tough. He would stamp out attacks one after another, and I think he had a lot to do with Houston winning 2 consecutive MLS Cups. That said, I missed the heart of the Agoos / Dayak days, as I didn't really become a fan of the team until 2002/3.
     
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  23. Replikait

    Replikait Member+

    San Jose Clash
    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Forgot Quintana, he was really solid when he first got here, then yes we wrecked him, and blamed him for our troubles we took the best elements of his game and tried to turn him into something else and limit what he could do. He had a lot of potential.


    I actually agree with you. Agoos and Dayak were the reason we finally had a stable backline, and Agoos is the reason the Quakes and Dynamo had a amazing run from 2001-2014. Robinson, Ching, Davis, De Rosario and Waibel were the best players they had in 2006-2007 for their 2 cups. I dream about what could have been if we won 05, 06 and 07.

    It cut off half my damn list when I was typing cut out Amaya, Wright, Ockford, Kashia, Alanis, Beason, Walls, the last row of people.

    I hope Walls replaces Beason, Nathan and Rodrigues too.
     
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  24. chris thebassplayer

    Feb 18, 2014
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    No love for Jimmy? He was excellent...Defender of the year in 2005

    Robinson was also stellar...so steady, brains and grit.
     

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