Can some one help me out. I am trying to keep track of the talent errosion on this team to give a fact based response to someone. It was my understanding that when Cerritos, Graziani, and Zarco were summarily dismissed, we were to be provided with some type of compensation. Wasn't it an allocation of some type? Maybe even Chad fell into that category. How many draft picks were we cheated/tricked/ or cheaped out of? The #1 LA pick that vanished, Adu, and if memory serves me correctly there was another. How many new allocations do we presently have unused? After the close of this year, aren't we sitting on an additional YSA, an unused YSA from last year, and weren't we supposed to get some type of compensation for being cheated out of Adu? How many guys have we traded that are starting for other teams vs. guys we picked up in trades that have played meaningful and important minutes for us? What have our bevy of draft picks given us over the last two years? How does this compare with other teams in the league? Your help would be greatly appreciated, as I want to answer these questions for this guy in a positive manner. Please avoid conclusions that indicate mismanagement, bad player development, or worst of all cheapness by ownership.