The Guru wrote:I hate owners who won't do trades.
1. They overvalue there own players. I never understand why this happens but it does.
2. They only are willing to do a deal that they are obviously winning. Trading is a big part of fantasy baseball. Owners should trade when they have a hole that needs to be filled. But most owners are morons and don't realize that.
In response to the first one, I think you're looking at it the wrong way. The players I value higher than everyone else are the players that are most likely to end up on my team, whether that comes through the draft or through trades. So, when someone checks out the asking price for these guys, it's no surprise that it's out of their ballpark, so to speak.
Secondly, there's no point robbing Peter to pay Paul. If by closing up one hole, you opened another hole just as big, then what's the point? Sure, if you've got excess at one position, then it makes sense. I agree trading is a big part of fantasy baseball, but IMO it's better to do nothing than to accept a deal that's going to hurt you.