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Do you consider this move unethical or underhanded?

Postby deutschland » Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:00 pm

This is for my main league, a standard 12-team Roto 5x5er. We have one newbie this year who appears to be completely clueless. He is friends with 2 people in the league and has barely made any transactions all year, so obviously there has been concern all year that he will be taken advantage of in a trade. I've been monitoring his activities closely, as I'm sure the other owners in my league have.
A couple of days ago he proposes a horrible trade to another owner who instantly accepts:

Santana
Zambrano
for
Dempster
Putz

It eventually gets vetoed by ESPN league commish (surprise, surprise, right?) While the trade is being reviewed I decide to send the new guy a "fair" offer, knowing that his current trade will surely get vetoed and that these 2 guys will probably try to work out a better deal. I at least wanted to give the new guy a better idea of what someone like Santana is worth so that he doesn't get screwed by my competition. So I offer him:

Mariano Rivera
Felipe Lopez
for
Santana
Jenkins

To my surprise he accepts the deal. Fine. I get Santana and he gets some fair value in return (his weaknesses are saves and steals).

The other owner is now so pissed that I pulled this "underhanded" move that he is threatening to quit the league.

Do you consider what I did unethical or underhanded, keeping in mind I'm good friends with the guy who is now pissed?
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Postby SwingandaMiss » Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:04 pm

totally fair move....anyone can make any trades with anyone else...
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Postby Ursa » Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:06 pm

Since the original trade was nulled out, I don't see the problem with what happened. If your buddy is pissed about it, you should point out how underhand his attempt to take advantage of the rookie was.
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Postby DevilDriver » Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:07 pm

You did nothing wrong at all, and that guy shouldn't be pissed off. It would only be bad if the trade was vetoable, but it's not, especially if the he's desperate for saves.
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Postby ChoneJohn » Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:13 pm

Totaler Schwachsinn...you did nothing wrong, your friend is a fool.
Go Tigers!
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Postby 1337_Dude » Sat Jul 22, 2006 7:05 pm

I think it's a good move, nothing underhanded about it.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sat Jul 22, 2006 7:22 pm

Nothing wrong with that imo. You offered a guy a trade and he took it.
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Postby noseeum » Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:22 pm

Fair move. Tell him sayonara.
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Postby pangbones » Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:47 am

Tell him to quit crying. His trade stunk, and it was vetoed. You are allowed to offer trades just as he is.
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Postby sportsguy138 » Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:51 am

haha.. that guy seems prety pathetic..

thats fine with me.. and im pretty sure most people would be sayin thing :-°
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