Psilo wrote:what do you guys think about voting against trades when it is highly doubtful that collusion is happening?
for 3 years running there has been a guy in my league that seems to make 1 really stupid trade. currently he is trading away Brandon Marshall for Miles Austin + Mike Wallace.
I sincerely doubt collusion, but it is still so early in the preseason that voting against the trade just seems unethical. Brandon Marshall could get hurt and then the trade looks like pure genius.
frankly, i haven't really ever seen a FF trade that i didn't think was lopsided at the time. So how do you decide when to vote against trades? is a shadow of doubt of collusion enough, or do you just vote against any trade that you don't like?
And how did your prognostication work out? Often trades that look lopsided end up fairly even or actually lopsided in an unexpected way. I'd say I'm often surprised by how trades end up. The best trades I've ever pulled were the ones that I proposed that got rejected.
No one knows what players will do and unless there's collusion there's ZERO reason to start vetoing trades. If you knew who was going to do what then your team would be loaded and you'd never lose.
Owners vote to veto trades for sheety reasons: one team will get too strong, they wanted to get that guy, they would have given more and sometimes just cause they are an azzhole and don't like that owner.
If you don't trust your commish's judgement, why do you have him running a league? And you're letting this guy hold money?
Couldn't agree more.
Last year, I made a two-for-two trade, and acquired Chris Johnson for TBMW.
The CJ owner also had AP and Morris, and CJ hadn't done much.
He also had a situation with bye weeks and injuries where he didn't have enough WRs for the next game.
When the trade went down, some owners complained that it was a lopsided deal (even thought CJ was averaging only 8 ppg at the time). Of course, none of them spotted and pursued the opportunity like I did.
Well, TBMW scored 25 points that week and helped my trade partner win his game. And he finished as the #17 WR for the season.
Oh, and he and I ended up in the title game, so it was a true win-win trade.
I have no patience or sympathy for trade vetoes.
12-tm PPR: QB/RB/3WR/2FLEX/TE/D-ST-PK [FAAB]
Melvin, Latavius, Rawls, dWayne, ChrisT, Booker
Antonio, TY, Watkins, JMatt, Sanu, Michael Thomas
Reed, Martellus, Tamme
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