I'm co-commish in a 14 team league with roster restrictions that require 1 reserve at each position with 1 additional flex bench spot. This makes trades more complex and quit frequently never exactly even.
Anyway, I'm running with McNabb and Hasselback as my two QBs and Gates and Cooley as my two TE's. As luck would have it, I missed my opportunity to snag Vick on waivers as, although I had high priority, I couldn't access my account. After Vick was named starting QB, the team that did get him has Peyton Manning as his other QB and Heath Miller/Kevin Boss as his TEs. Obviously, a trade was meant to be as my strength was his weakness and vice versa.
I sent him a trade offer when he posts league-wide that Vick was up for sale. I offered him Hass/Cooley for Vick/Miller. A few days go bye and he calls me and wants to work a deal. He proposes me the same deal but Boss instead of Miller. I'm thinking, okay, but then he says he wants more. He then points out we play head to head this week. I ask him, half jokingly, "What, not start Vick against you?" He says no, He wants me to swap Cincy's D with Dallas' D as well.
I know Cincy has a sweet matchup this week, but my other D is Atl and they are up against NO. Yeah, not a good fit there with Dallas also at Houston. Basically, I tell him that's out of the Question. Long story short, he goes back now and starts saying if I don't start Vick he would do the trade. I tell him that McNabb's matchup is good and I might just right the QB carosel as I planned when I drafted. I mentioned that even with the trade I "might" not start Vick, but I couldn't agree to it. As co-commish, we only veto trades with collusion, and that's collusion.
He tries, as he had been the entire time, to put a "sell" on me and tell me that he'll put the trade up for 24 hours and after that it's off the board. We hang up and the trade is sitting there....essentially Vick for Cooley. It's a done deal in my mind as I talked him off asking for more and got what I wanted. He, in my opinion, jokingly writes on the message board..."okay, remember our deal and you can't start Vick this week...LOL!" Basically announcing to the league collusion, but seemingly making it clear that he knows he can't expect that. He also said when we talked by phone that he couldn't expect that as he was going to play Cooley.
So, today I throw Vick in my lineup and send out a little trash talk of Vick lighting up the Jags and Cooley being lost to Portis...I can only hope!
Almost immediately this guy jumps on the boards, calls me names, throws a tantrum, and claims we had an agreement in place. I've already said we can renig the trade if he wants. But this, to me, is a guy who is clearly experiencing some buyers remorse because he got sold when he thought he was selling me.
Long story, but to all you sharks out there...was I in the wrong here for posting my smack or am I somehow obligated to follow this agreement I never had? Should the trade be reversed on the basis of misunderstanding? Thanks!
(Oh, and I don't know if this belongs in the Commish folder or not, feel free to move it)