deutschland wrote: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:
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:
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?
He got his just desserts for putting in a ridiculously low bid for those players. He's not mad at you, he's mad at himself for trying to get away with something unethical and not getting away with it by ESPN's "mods." He knows it was stupid in hindsight, but can't change anything. Tell him you'll deal Santana for a fair price, and listen to the crickets chirp.
Oh, and the main underhanded thing regarding interference is to bad mouth a proposal you find out about to the person you think is getting screwed before it's accepted. This isn't the case here. The proposal was accepted and then up for review and it failed under review. So, if you find out someone is offering Rivera in a trade and talk to that guy about how last year was his really great year and that he's starting to regress-- that sort of thing.
Last edited by teddyballgamemvp on Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:46 am, edited 1 time in total.
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