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Postby CBMGreatOne » Tue May 17, 2005 4:15 pm

Art, I respectfully disagree. Collusion isn't the only reason to veto a trade. Yahoo even states in their official rules that the only reason to make a trade is to try to improve your own team. One team has no chance of improving here. In the MLB, Selig vetoes trades all the time, equal value has to change hands. In fantasy, it is the responsibility of the other managers to police their own league by not allowing one manager to gain an unfair advantage by taking advantage of stupid and/or apathetic managers. I would never veto a trade if I knew that the owner trading was making an honest effort to improve his/her own team, but this trade calls that standard into question. You simply can't allow such lopsided trades to go through; they ruin leagues.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Tue May 17, 2005 4:46 pm

It looks like collusion to me.

There is no possible reason to make this trade unless there are keeper considerations.

Can anyone make an argument that Pierre, Tsao and O-Cab are worthy of Tejada and Peavy even without Burrell?
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Tue May 17, 2005 5:05 pm

This trade is so terrible its almost certainly collusion.
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Postby blankman » Tue May 17, 2005 5:29 pm

Good decision
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Postby great gretzky » Wed May 18, 2005 1:20 am

let me just weigh in here. I am so against the concept of vetoing, this is causing a fantasy crisis if you will. I hate it. But then again, most of my attention has been in private leagues.

this is qualitatively different. projections are projections. HOWEVER, I studied the teams before vetoing (something I bet most don't do). Even if you project pierre for 45 steals, it wouldn't help. the two teams are too close for it to help in overall points. I don't give a flying fig if someone were to trade pujosl for f. cordero and carl crawford -- IF he needed those stats. but this was different ...

it was vetoed.

I almost feel different about fantasy now. sucks.

but that trade was worse than anything I hvae seen until this point.
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Postby bleach168 » Wed May 18, 2005 2:07 am

No one likes to veto but sometimes a trade is just so bad that if you don't do it the league is screwed.
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Postby thehat » Wed May 18, 2005 2:17 am

CBMGreatOne wrote: In the MLB, Selig vetoes trades all the time, equal value has to change hands.


Huh?
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Postby great gretzky » Wed May 18, 2005 10:04 am

i see what people are saying about public leagues. guess I have just been lucky until now.

the guy who was getting the crap end is arguing with me and doing the spite veto on me.

I don't think it will matter, I have a pretty set up team there, and might not need to trade. but still.

this can't even be justified based on needs.
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