Yes, yes, yes, it's the Major League Ballet trading season again. Armchair team managers everywhere are speculating about free agencies, draft picks, and about who in their right mind would let the World Series MVP slip through their fingers.
Haglund has heard back from some of the people who took his advice and watched the San Francisco Ballet's The Nutcracker on PBS today and then spent a few minutes examining the SFB website's video section that highlights its principal dancers. There definitely seems to be a consensus building that one of our teams in New York needs to sign Davit Karapetyan ASAP. He is clearly a New York style guy and should bring his enormous talent and glamour to The Big Apple where it can be drooled over by the masses and properly exploited.
Here's what Haglund proposes. In exchange for Karapetyan, we'll send ABT soloist Cory Stearns, who is guesting this weekend in SFB's The Nutcracker, and two players from the ABT II minor league squad to San Francisco. Conceivably, we could agree to throw in that little David Alvarez, too, but we would need to have him back in three years. So that part would just be a loan. We could also give up Aszure Barton's One of Three, but Helgi Tomasson probably wouldn't see that as doing much for his team and might even consider it as some kind of trick designed to alienate the core audience and make it less likely that SFB would make the Playoffs next year. We could give it a try, though.
Next on the agenda: how to get Edward Watson in pinstripes – for a few games, at least.