The trades I have made in the order they went down:
1) I get Eric Chavez | I give Joe Nathan
2) I get Andy Pettitte | I give Francisco Cordero and Jose Valverde
3) I get Johan Santana | I give Miguel Cabrera
4) I get Orlando Cabrera | I give Marcus Giles and Justin Verlander (I thought I was selling high on JV)
5) I get Chase Utley | I give Roger Clemens
6) I get Juan Pierre | I give Michael Barrett and Magglio Ordonez (overpaid for speed)
7) I get Jim Edmonds, Carl Crawford, David Wright, and Dan Wheeler | I give Bobby Abreu, Chase Utley, Joel Zumaya, and Chris Young
8) I get Marcus Giles and Albert Pujols | I give Mark Loretta, Carlos Lee, and Dave Bush
9) I get Dave Ross | I give Brad Lidge
10) I get Erik Bedard and Todd Helton | I give Paul Konerko
11) I get Chase Utley and Jon Lieber | I give Kelvim Escobar, Brett Myers and Kevin Youkilis
No funny business. No colluding. Just selling and talking and working the phones, making my players look like they're exactly what the other guy needs. A few of my trades didn't work, several of them did (or I expect they will over the long-haul).
We are a league of friends, and the transactions fly fast and furious. We don't believe in vetoing trades unless there's evidence of cheating (because we don't believe that friends would cheat one another). Not surprisingly, my recent deal to re-acquire Chase Utley raised the ire of a few guys in the league. Since the transaction went down, the guy I traded with has defended the move and swears up and down that it was what he needed to remake a pitching staff that he had at one time traded into oblivian. Admittedly, he has rebuilt it in a way that will allow him to win a $300 side-bet. I guess he thought that the pitchers I had would allow him to defeat the guy he bet with. I grabbed Utley in return.
I'm not complaining any.