I think any team could benefit from what Tootoo brings. He brings more than hitting and fighting. He brings energy. There is no team in this league that is looking to ice 18 players that play exactly the same, because a team like that would not be very succesful.
Look man, you may be right. Again, I like Tootoo. But I've been watching this team a long time, and the trend has always been toward more skilled, more versatile players. Plus, the fact that every team would like a guy like Tootoo only makes it MORE likely that he'll be the one moved. Finally, consider that he makes more than Eaves and you've got a perfect storm. A guy who makes more than his immediate competition, who would find a fit on most teams, yet who's skill set doesn't really fit into our organizational philosophy is far more likely to be traded than a guy who plays the right style, fills multiple roles, and who doesn't make as much.
Also, it's pretty clear that Babs has no faith in Tootoo. When the coach plays you less than your competition, you're not likely to stick around for long.
Again, I'm not saying your assessment of Tootoo is wrong. On most teams with almost any other GM and coach I'd say he'd have a fighting chance. Almost every armchair GM would keep him too. But on this team, with this style, and this management, I'd say he's the more likely candidate of the two.
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