.....and that solid core of young players begs the question....did this team bleed away valuable assets in vain when the could have been focussing on the future instead? I agree with Bobber. This team is more than a tweak away from being a serious contender - IMO. In many cases contending teams are older too, or trade (young players) to get older for a serious run. Perhaps that is what MM is gearing up for.