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Question: How would you grade the Bombers free agent transactions for day 1?
A - 5 (8.2%)
A- - 7 (11.5%)
B+ - 21 (34.4%)
B - 16 (26.2%)
B- - 6 (9.8%)
C+ - 4 (6.6%)
C - 1 (1.6%)
C- - 0 (0%)
D - 0 (0%)
F - 1 (1.6%)
Total Voters: 61

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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2018, 01:49:37 AM »

I gave a C+. Demski is overpaid. We didn?t really need Lafrance. I do like the Fenner signing but no MLB yet.

I?ll third that notion -  really felt MLB was the most obvious need.  Love getting Demski but sure hope we didn?t pay huge bucks for him, and it?s only one year.
Definitely like Fenner signing.  Losing Heath will hurt.
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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2018, 01:52:19 AM »

Fenner is an upgrade over Heath, much more physical player, life will go on without JT, and probably be better.
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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2018, 02:06:13 AM »

Good - Fenner

Meh - Lafrance

Bad - Demski contract value.

There appears to be a plan, though, and I hope we see a couple more solid signings tomorrow.

C+
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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2018, 02:54:20 AM »

I liked TJ. but you can't keep them all.
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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2018, 03:25:38 AM »

You guys calling ?overpay? on Demski need to get a clue.  Seriously, ask yourself how many starting quality NI receivers were available in free agency.  Here?s the short list:

Demski, Jake Harty, Rory Kohlert, Cory Watson.

Demski is a scarce commodity in this free agency, and as such he has to get paid.  It?s basic economics.

Would you want any of those other guys instead?  Did you expect him to come at a discount for the privilege of coming home?  If he did that, I would want to cut him for being too stupid to play on my team. 

There is a reason that Sinopoli, Durant, and Parker never hit the market.
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« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2018, 05:40:41 AM »

I liked TJ. but you can't keep them all.
If no TJ being resigned,  wonder if there's cap space for Aaron Grymes or Mitchell White?
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« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2018, 05:47:59 AM »

If no TJ being resigned,  wonder if there's cap space for Aaron Grymes or Mitchell White?

I believe Mitchell White signed with the Als today. I also read Grymes is still exploring NFL opportunities, but Eskimo GM Sunderland is pretty confident a deal would get done with Grymes quickly if no NFL offers come.
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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2018, 05:52:39 AM »

If no TJ being resigned,  wonder if there's cap space for Aaron Grymes or Mitchell White?

Pretty sure we're done shopping for DB's.  You did notice we signed Gaitor, Fenner, Fogg, Randle, Clarke... and have others coming back, and some new faces recruited...

21       Alexander, Brandon    DB    I    6'0    190    24    UCF
      Bingham, Zavian    DB    I    5'10    195    25    Jackson State
25       Branning, Kahlen    DB    N    6'1    195    24    University of Regina
30       Brown, Sam    DB    I    6'1    175    25    Missouri Western State
29       Clarke, Steven    DB    I    5'10    195    26    Vanderbilt
26       Conteh, Abubakarr    DB    N    6'0    200    22    Grambling
      Fenner, Chandler    DB    I    6'1    190    27    Holy Cross
3       Fogg, Kevin    DB    I    5'10    191    27    Liberty
23       Gaitor, Anthony    DB    I    5'10    180    29    Florida International
      Howard, Travis    DB    I    6'1    200    28    Ohio State University
0       Jones, Derek    DB    N    6'1    190    25    Simon Fraser
31       Leggett, Maurice    DB    I    5'11    203    31    Valdosta State
16       Loffler, Taylor    DB    N    6'4    220    25    UBC
71       Morgan, Brendan    DB    N    6'0    195    27    Queen's (Can)
      Patterson, Eric    DB    I    5'10    193    25    Ball State University
27       Porter, Robert    DB    I    5'10    188    24    Jackson State
8       Randle, Chris    DB    I    5'11    195    29    Utah State
22       Walker, Brian    DB    I    5'9    195    22    Fayetteville State

18 DB's fighting over 5 starting spots and maybe 5 backup spots and a couple PR spots...
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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2018, 07:05:28 AM »

One more signing needed.....a stud LB?er preferably a MLB.   Manyana perhaps?   I?m feeling pretty good about our team at the moment.
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« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2018, 08:15:16 AM »

As others have said...a very good day...BUT
We need a MLB...
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« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2018, 12:40:57 PM »

3Down gives us a B+: http://3downnation.com/2018/02/14/grading-team-day-one-free-agency/
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« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2018, 01:05:48 PM »

I voted B-. Fenner was a huge get and on a two year deal. Demski provides us some breathing room on ratio without throwing a scrub out onto the field. LaFrance I don't get...but he was cheap anyway and can likely contribute on teams.
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« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2018, 01:34:14 PM »

Bombers did as good as anyone could possibly do with it being a rather low profile list of FAs compared to other years.

Having 3 hometown boys in the lineup...WOW.  It is hard to value the extra energy/enthusiasm these players have on a team.  It was huge for the Riders when they had several Regina kids in the lineup.

Can't wait to see three take the field at the same time... I love these hometown stories!

It's going to be a good year for the Blue.
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« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2018, 01:35:57 PM »

I went with a grade B for Day 1.

Fenner was hands down the biggest addition, IMO. Demski was basically a given and LaFrance was a nice surprise.

MLB is still the glaring deficiency on this roster.
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« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2018, 01:41:02 PM »

Bombers did as good as anyone could possibly do with it being a rather low profile list of FAs compared to other years.

Having 3 hometown boys in the lineup...WOW.  It is hard to value the extra energy/enthusiasm these players have on a team.  It was huge for the Riders when they had several Regina kids in the lineup.

Can't wait to see three take the field at the same time... I love these hometown stories!

It's going to be a good year for the Blue.

I don't think LaFrance hits the field much unless we have injuries. He's a likely candidate for being a healthy scratch most games.
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