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Do people make fewer trades in shallower leagues?

Postby AmericanShipbuilding » Wed Apr 27, 2005 2:56 am

This is my second season in a 10-team league, and so far, there's been only one trade (and a minor one at that). The last time I did this, there were no trades at all, IIRC. However, during my time in 12-or-more-team leagues, I've seen lots of trades, especially early on. This year, I've offered four (fair) trades myself, but all have been met with indifference. (The waiver wire, though, has been on fire.)

Is this a common observation? I assume because the free-agent pool is so much deeper, owners in 10-or-less-team leagues are more hesitant to make big moves, but is it the rule? Is anyone in a 10-team league that sees a lot of trade action? If so, what have the big trades looked like?
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Postby thehat » Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:02 am

I've found that trades are more plentiful in deeper leagues as well, probably because quality FA's are harder to find when a team has a shortcoming that needs addressing.
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Postby Andy1234 » Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:16 am

it depends on the managers more than league size - but with a smaller league talent is deeper and teams are not trying to fill needs because each team is stacked.
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