Posted: 20 October, 2016
by Footy Newsroom
Hawthorn Gave Up A Ridiculous Amount To Get Jaeger O’Meara
This is insane!
Hawthorn finally landed their man with just a few minutes left in the trade window today, with the Hawks finally getting a deal done with Gold Coast for talented but injury-prone youngster Jaeger O’Meara.
The deal took basically the entire trade period because the Suns weren’t satisfied with several of Hawthorn’s offers, but it eventually got done for Hawthorn’s pick 10 in this draft, and a second-round pick for 2017 that the Hawks had gotten from Carlton because they weren't allowed to trade their own.
The deal meant that the Hawks have traded away a huge amount of assets to get O’Meara, having swapped picks with St Kilda in order to get their hands on pick 10 which is now Gold Coast’s.
After factoring in the swaps made to get the currency for O’Meara together, the trade now looks like this for Hawthorn:
Pick 10 (traded in from St Kilda then out to Gold Coast)
Pick 23 (traded in from Fremantle for Brad Hill then out to St Kilda for pick 10)
Pick 36 (traded to St Kilda for pick 10)
Pick 48 (traded in from Melbourne for Jordan Lewis then out to Carlton for future second rounder)
Pick 66 (traded in from Melbourne for Jordan Lewis then out to Carlton for future second rounder)
Pick 70 (traded in from West Coast for Sam Mitchell then out to Carlton for future second rounder)
2017 first round pick (traded to St Kilda for pick 10)
Carlton’s 2017 second round pick (on-traded to Gold Coast)
Phew. It’s a lot for a bloke who’s missed two years through injury.
After all their wheeling and dealing, Hawthorn's first pick in the draft is now 88.
The Hawks will be praying their medical staff can get Jaeger on the park next season.