Carlton has today requested a priority pick in the upcoming draft in Adelaide.
Carlton finished on the bottom of the ladder in season 2015 and will receive the number one draft pick in November with one of either Jacob Weitering or Josh Schache heading to the club. There's a distinct possibility that both could end up at the Blues if ruckman Matthew Kreuzer decides to leave the club.
The Blues only played in the finals two years ago, defeating Richmond and going on to a semi-final against Sydney, where they certainly didn't lower their colours.
In 2012, they finished inside the top eight and were a kick away from a preliminary final against the West Coast Eagles.
Reality check Carlton, it's called a rebuild, and many clubs go through it.
The AFL should be on the front foot and decline the request immediately.
Brendan Bolton comes into the club and is one of the best development coaches in recent times and has done wonders with some Hawthorn youngsters.
It's an absurd request for the Blues to even ask the question of whether a priority pick is warranted.