hardboiled wrote:Our league will use a league vote/ commish approves system. I think this system would work better if there was a policy according to which the commish made his decision.
My policy would be, trades will be approved absent collusion. But my league wants a stricter standard of review.
Does anyone have any ideas for a stricter trade approval policy? The idea is to remove some of the subjective element so it's not just the commish saying the trade is too lopsided.
Unfortuanately no. Bottom line is you have to either trust in your commish to be fair or vote and let the cliches and cabals have their way. You can't make objective what is inherently subjective.
That said, you can set parameters as to where the line will be drawn.
FOr ex: In some of my money leagues, I decided this year to crack down on trades. I let it go way too far towards caveat emptor, so now I am enforcing a strict review policy whereby 2 for 1's are not allowed and only even numbers of players can be traded.
I have also enacted a rule that will evaluate all trades based on a 1 for 1 basis. Meaning if you trade 2 players on each side, the top 2 are evaluted agasinst each other and then next 2 are evaluated against one another. If either does not meet the smell test, the deal is vetoed. This stops someone from trading Pujols and Migurl Olivo for Tex and Miguel Cabrera and bypassing the intent of the rule. I have found that 2 for 1s were the bigget trouble in certain of my leagues and this wil put a stop to two medicore scrubs being dealt for a superstar.