Valman wrote:Need expert suggestions. 5x5 Keeper, auction league, keep up to 10 players yr to yr. There is NOT any collusion in trading but there are "trading partners". Team in 1st place most of yr (until trading deadline and was not me - so is not sour grapes) was passed by teams that made a high number of trades (all with 3 other teams). e.g got A-Rod, Pierre, Hoffman, etc for $1 keeper players - eg Kendick, Either, etc) How can this be eliminated!!!!!. Team salary is $500 with $575 cap. Should it be lowered? What are some rules within your league to eliminate "friendly" trading? Good draft, good pickups, luck, does not enter into final standing. Second yr in a row this has happened. If you need saves - go to your "buddy".
That is just normal trading in auction leagues. Those $1 pickups of Zumaya, Olsen, and other young players that have not broken out just yet can bring stars in trades later in the year. I know in an auction league this year, I traded Mcab straight up for Zumaya just because I was rebuilding and could not keep Mcab this coming year.