This year, my friends from college and I are all playing in fantasy league for the first time, of which i am the commissioner. One of my friends and i are having a dispute, and I wanted your advice on this. The following scenario happened, and we argued about whether it is an unequal trade (one manager is simply making a bad decision but should be allowed) or simply unfair (so outrageous it would only be only considered collusion). This is the scenario:
Manager A is currently in third place.
Manager B is in dead last.
Manager A and Manager B made a trade.
Manager A recieves Brian Roberts and Miguel Cabrera.
Manager B recieves Mike Timlin and Ben Broussard.
The leauge only has 10 teams, so there is a lot of depth on waiver including Johjima, Granderson, Morneau, etc.
as well as at pitcher, including Kris benson, Francisco Rodney, Nate Robertson, Dave Bush, etc.
Is there any circumstance where this would be considered merely unequal? Or is this Unfair collusion?
Thank you for anyone who helps me.