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Postby CJT » Sat Aug 09, 2003 8:05 pm

I am in 2nd place in a 14 team 5x5 leagure. The fellow in last place offered me an extremely lopsided trade in my favor but I turned it down. I wouldn't want it happening to me was my reason.

Now I am worried he'll offer this to someone else and they'll take him up on it.

When I rejected the trade, I told him I appreciated it, but didn't think it was the right way to "give up" and to just set his team up and let them play it out.
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Postby pkarr5000 » Sat Aug 09, 2003 8:08 pm

that was a very polite thing to do and very classy. hopefully you can prove to the league that you could finish in first by yourself. im sure the fantasy baseball gods will reward your good deed ;-D
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Postby Brokentusks9 » Sat Aug 09, 2003 8:12 pm

Guy: "Hey, you want $10?"

You: "No thanks."

I'm just playin.. You did the right thing good sir. ;-D My favorite part was when you called him "The fellow."
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Postby SteveJeltz » Sat Aug 09, 2003 9:48 pm

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Postby CJT » Sat Aug 09, 2003 11:20 pm

He has agreed to not dump all his players. So I did the right thing. A good Commish would have vetoed it anyway.
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Postby Madison » Sat Aug 09, 2003 11:22 pm

You did the right thing even though it was very risky. I've had that same thing backfire on me. Respectfully decline and the guy kept offering to all the teams until one of them accepted and it actually went through. Glad that it went well for you. ;-D
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Postby chiuondis » Sun Aug 10, 2003 1:12 am

sucka!! :-t
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Postby benjapage » Sun Aug 10, 2003 3:20 am

well, if he was openly bailing, then you did the right thing.

i got into it with the guys in my league after working out a deal for manny ramirez (gave up casey and kearns, pre-injuries). this owner is a big reds' fan, said it would be easier for him to follow his team if he had more reds. i obliged. he was not "giving up", regardless of how the lopsided trade may have favored me.

but since your boy came out with the white flag, it's a different story. it would have been collusion.

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Postby wrveres » Sun Aug 10, 2003 3:35 am

you did the right thing, and as thanks, you should hit him up for a little help where you need it, but make the deal fair now ... :-)
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Postby thehat » Sun Aug 10, 2003 3:37 am

If it's a keeper league, and he was looking to dump salary for next season, then you flat out blew it...and there's nothing unethical about this. In a non-keeper league, congrats on maintaining integrity...but I would immediately inform the commish of the league and urge him to freeze the dumper straightaway.
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