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Postby reznorsboy » Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:24 am

Do you think The owner would do it to you based on his actions so far. If so then do it!!
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Postby DGroundhog » Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:19 am

asumikey222 wrote:Hehe he just changed his team name to "Accidentally Dropped Harden."

I'd change yours to 'Accidentally Claimed Harden'

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Postby ocmusicjunkie » Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:21 am

Pick up Harden.

Pick up Harden now.

Don't give this more thought.
Help please:

Harden- 2.15 ERA, 7.61 K/9
Peavy - 2.89 ERA, 10.10 K/9

[b]Lets go Rich![/b]
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Postby agchris02 » Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:37 am

you have to pick him up if you think other owners will, Id trade him to the other guy though for something reasonable (a low level SP) or something though if he was a friend

if he has been doing a bunch of deals like arod for feliz though then screw him and keep harden
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Postby phunkadelic » Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:14 am

This has happened in my leagues a number of times over the years, in baseball and football.

From experience, I'd say if you were pass on him, the over/under of waiver priority of the guy who takes him would be about 3.5.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:56 am

i have accidentally dropped a player before. thought i clicked on someone else. didnt bother to write a note to the whole league though. that was my mistake and i paid the price for it. i dont see anything wrong with claiming harden.
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:01 am

I've played in public leagues in the past and never had an owner make such a request. If you have no problems losing this guy as a potential trading partner, I'd make the pick up. However, if you do, you'll likely burn a bridge in terms of a potential trading partner. For this league, that doesn't seem to be a problem.
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Postby chadlincoln » Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:39 am

Take him. He did drop Harden. If he has a problem he can complain to ESPN. You are completely within the league rules to pick him up.
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Postby proninja » Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:08 pm

ramble2 wrote:One thing that would be fair is to pick up Harden after working out a deal where he essentially trades you something for the #1 waiver priority. Let him know you've put in a bid for Harden, and that you are willing to trade Harden back to the original owner. However, you don't HAVE to trade him, and he should give you something that makes it worth your while for giving up your #1 waiver priority.

If you and he can't work out a fair price for the #1 waiver, then keep Harden and don't look back.

This is what I was going to say.
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Postby rainman23 » Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:44 pm

I'm one of those pain-in-the-necks who tends to drone on about playing the game the right way, doing unto others blah blah blah. But this guy doesn't sound like he's earned any special consideration, and it sure doesn't sound like he'd hesitate to take advantage of such a situation himself. And, sure, why be a swell guy and let one of the other forces of evil pick him up? I'd exercise the waiver that you've been wisely saving, and sleep well afterwards.

If you ever get a similar email about an accidental Yahoo TRADE acceptance, though...that one I would respond differently to. Yahoo's user interface for Trades sucks; it invites these kind of errors. If you're going to reject a trade, but are being nice enough to include a Comment to your trading partner, it's very easy to hit Accept. Waivers, though...not so easy.
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