Club-by-club guide to the trade period

Club-by-club guide to the trade period

ADELAIDEHas Carlton’s Eddie Betts locked away to improve a forward line that will also feature Taylor Walker back next year. Shot down speculation on Monday that it wanted to lure GWS ruckman Jonathan Giles. Keen to get back into the early rounds of the draft — the Crows picks were stripped in the Kurt Tippett fiasco – and Ricky Henderson’s name has bobbed up in that commentary, while Shaun McKernan could also be leaving. Say they are up for the fight to secure Lion Jared Polec, but Port Adelaide is better placed with draft picks at the trade table. Keen to get a third party involved to get the Polec deal over the line. Free agents: nil Draft picks: 42, 60, 78, 96, 114
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BRISBANE LIONS Maybe has the most at stake. Jared Polec wants to go home to South Australia, and ruckman Billy Longer is keen on joining reigning premier Hawthorn. The Lions could demand the Hawks first-round pick for Longer. It seems they will pick up one returning Queenslander, though, in Richmond utility Luke McGuane. Sam Docherty and Patrick Karnezis will be seeking trades to Victorian clubs, and Elliott Yeo is poised to join West Coast on a three-year deal. Big decisions on Jonathan Brown and Simon Black. Committed on Monday to taking Jono Freeman as an Academy pick with its fourth-round selection (currently 59). Free agents: Simon Black and Jonathan Brown Draft picks: 7, 25, 41, 59, 77, 95, 113

CARLTON Has been busy. Lodged the paperwork to ship out-of-favour ruckman Shaun Hampson off to Richmond for a second-round draft pick. Have also tabled a four-year deal worth almost $3 million for free agent Dale Thomas and Collingwood are not expected to match. Is one of a number clubs with their eye on Heath Shaw, too, with the Mick Malthouse connection possibly a factor. Hawks small forward Shane Savage and Paul Chapman are also being considered to act as a replacements for Eddie Betts, who has gone to Adelaide. Free agents: Heath Scotland Draft picks: 12, 28, 29, 47, 65, 83, 101, 119

COLLINGWOOD Major change was promised at Collingwood and coach Nathan Buckley has acted. Veterans Alan Didak, Darren Jolly and Andrew Krakouer have all been told their time is up, and Jordan Russell is again on the move. Then the two big calls – set to let Dale Thomas walk to Carlton for a compensation pick, and Heath Shaw is also on the way out: the only question is where? Sydney’s Jesse White would be a great get, but Ricky Henderson (Adelaide) is also an option. Speaking of great gets, the Pies are also a contender for emerging GWS midfielder Taylor Adams, and that would be massive. Free agents: Dale Thomas Draft picks: 10, 27, 45, 63, 81, 99, 117

ESSENDON Not even close to a deal with the Bulldogs on Stewart Crameri. But the Bombers leading goal-kicker has already made up his mind to join the Dogs on a four-year deal worth up to $1.8 million. Expect the deal to go through eventually. Are handicapped because of the draft sanctions handed down after the drugs drama.Scott Gumbleton’s name also comes up this time of year. Has declared David Myers off limits, and says it wants Heath Shaw but knows a deal will be hard with no high draft picks to offer. Seems to have missed out on Nick Dal Santo. Travis Colyer has virtually agreed to a new deal. Free agents: nilDraft picks: 44, 62, 80, 98, 116

FREMANTLE All the talk centreing on James Podsiadly. The former Cat could be just what the Dockers need to launch its premiership challenge next year. Could take the second tall forward burden of Chris Mayne and act as a strong twin tower to Matthew Pavlich. For now, it’s a wait-and-see. Colin Sylvia, too, seems a perfect fit, having been locked away last week on a three-year deal. Alex Silvagni tipped to leave. Hawk Xavier Ellis could be another potential target. Free agents: nil Draft picks: 16, 33, 51, 69, 87, 105, 123

GEELONG Have cleared the decks, moving on Paul Chapman, James Podsiadly and Josh Hunt, while Joel Corey is still weighing up his future. Corey Enright has confirmed he will play on. Seems to be one of the front-runners to pick up highly-rated GWS midfield youngster Taylor Adams, along with Collingwood. He would be perfect for the Cats. The other interesting one is Heath Shaw. Travis Varcoe is reportedly being shopped around to feature in any possible deal for Adams or Shaw. Free agents: Joel Corey Draft picks: 15, 32, 50, 68, 86, 104, 122

GOLD COAST Has denied having any interest in Heath Shaw, despite the fact experienced bodies would help the Suns and his presence could release David Swallow to play in the midfield. Have hardly been mentioned throughout the trade and free agency circus. Sustained improvement of talented crop of youngsters the main priority. Have two picks in the top 20 that must seem attractive to rival clubs looking to deal. Free agents: nil Draft picks: 5, 18*, 23, 39, 57, 75, 93, 111

GWS Taylor Adams would be a huge loss. Could deal him to a club for an experienced player, which the Giants desperately need more of to get competitive next year. Heath Shaw could be one such player, and the Pies are keen on Adams. Shane Mumford will also help. He has agreed to sign on a three-year deal. Say they are open to dealing pick No.1, and thus the rights to key forward Tom Boyd. Could pick up a pair of Bulldogs, Daniel Cross and Dylan Addison to help bolster the list for 2014. Dylan Shiel is a required player, the club says. Free agents: nil Draft picks: 1, 9*, 19, 35, 53, 71, 89, 107

HAWTHORN No Buddy, no worries Hawks say. But the true value of Franklin to Hawthorn might not be felt until the games start next year, provided his deal with Sydney is legitimate. How much opposition focus did he take away from the likes of Jarryd Roughead and Jack Gunston. Billy Longer is the Hawks main target after No.1 ruckman Max Bailey retired over the weekend. The former No.8 pick has officially nominated Hawthorn as his preferred destination and the Hawks are confident. Are shopping around Xavier Ellis and Shane Savage has up to six clubs interested in him while the Hawks are open to trading Brad Sewell. Free agents: Xavier Ellis Draft picks: 17, 34, 52, 70, 88, 106, 124

MELBOURNE Have said pick No.2 is on the table and that must be tempting for rival clubs. Paul Roos knows the club might need another high-quality player that can make an impact now to regenerate hope at the Demons. Have lost Colin Sylvia, so that is another spot that needs filling in the midfield, which is the club’s main problem area. West Coast’s Luke Shuey is out of the picture, now, and they have expressed interest in Dylan Shiel and David Myers, but both are unlikely to happen. Another experienced ruckman might be handy, so Darren Jolly, a former Demon, comes into the frame. Free agents: nil Draft picks: 2, 20, 36, 54, 72, 90, 108

NORTH MELBOURNE Have committed its No.8 pick to taking father-son draftee Luke McDonald. The son of Donald McDonald comes as a ready-made flanker. The Roos are very keen on luring star Saint Nick Dal Santo. That would be a potential game changer for North, who are expected to surge up the ladder again next season. He would be an ideal player to complement Brad Scott’s running game. He can trigger a clause in his contract to make himself free agent. Key defender Luke Delaney could move to St Kilda, while midfielder Liam Anthony is also testing the waters. Free agents: nil Draft picks: 8, 26, 42, 61, 79, 97, 115

PORT ADELAIDE Wants to find a key forward and could throw up its first round pick to get it. The vibe around Ken Hinkley’s Power is good, and that was underscored last week when Richmond’s Matt White agreed to a three-year deal. Appears to be ahead of Adelaide in fight for homesick Lion Jared Polec. Free agents: nil Draft picks: 13, 30, 48, 66, 84, 102, 120

RICHMOND The Tigers policy of addressing weak points in their list and being bold enough to address them became clear again on Monday when it handed over its second-round draft pick for Carlton big man Shaun Hampson. He will give No.1 ruckman Ivan Maric more support and allow Ty Vickery to stay as a key forward and hopefully develop his game further next year. Paul Chapman is not in the Tigers plans, apparently, with the club confirming as much on Monday. Not interested in Heath Shaw, either. Lost Luke McGuane but could yet pick up Lion Patrick Karnezis. Free agents: nil Draft picks: 11, 46, 64, 82, 100, 118

ST KILDA Into North Melbourne’s Luke Delaney as the Saints continue their search for a badly-needed key defender. Nick Dal Santo seems likely to follow Brendon Goddard’s lead from last year and leave the Saints for a shot at a premiership at another club. Has already met with North’s leadership group, and is believed to be keen. The Saints have hosed down speculation that two of their other champions, captain Nick Riewoldt and Leigh Montagna, could be released to do the same. They will stay put. However defender Sam Fisher might be on his way to GWS. Free agents: Nick Dal Santo Draft picks: 3, 21, 37, 55, 73, 91, 109

SYDNEY So far the biggest winners out of free agency, landing the biggest fish in the ocean for the second year in a row. Although the massive nine-year contract to Lance Franklin still needs to be ratified by the AFL’s investigative unit. Buddy at Sydney will probably makes the Swans premiership favourites by the time March rolls around next year. Although there is a cost. Shane Mumford is gone and Jesse White looks certain to do likewise. And there is speculation even more Swans could depart if the club makes a play to off-load again to secure a high first-round draft pick. Free agents: nil Draft picks: 14, 31, 49, 67, 85, 103, 121 WEST COAST New coach Adam Simpson says Luke Shuey is not for sale. Andrew Gaff did not come on as expected this year, but has also drawn suitors. How does Simpson play his cards in his first trade period? The Eagles had plenty of injurie s last season and that, in part, held them back from achieving the success many predicted they would. Much like the Blues in 2012. Does he take the Mick Malthouse approach and have a look for a year, or does he get aggressive straight away? Brisbane’s Elliott Yeo looks to be one pick up already up his sleeve. Free agents: Dean Cox Draft picks: 6, 24, 40, 58, 76, 94, 112

WESTERN BULLDOGS Made a relatively bold play for Stewart Crameri, if the reported four-year, $1.8 million offer is accurate. It is typical of the Dogs, who have long sort medium-sized forwards during the trade period. Still work to do with the Bombers, but Brendan McCartney’s relationship with Crameri has proved crucial. Does McCartney, a former assistant at Geelong, have any pull with former Cats Paul Chapman or Josh Hunt, as well? Have moved on Daniel Cross and Dylan Addison’s future is unclear, although he finished the season strongly. Free agents: Dylan Addison Draft picks: 4, 22, 38, 56, 74, 92, 110

* Expansion club compensation picks

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