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Postby berkguyyy » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:27 pm

Not sure if this is the correct forum for this. Would you veto this trade: Paul Konerko and Scott Kazmir (me) for Alfonso Soriano and Josh Johnson. I'm pretty pissed right now and I've just emailed my entire league demanding an explanation (not that I expect any from these guys).
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Postby BGbootha » Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:56 pm

just out of curiousity what kind of league is it?
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Postby berkguyyy » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:09 pm

Roto 5X5 with 12 teams. He badly needed a 1b and sp while I wanted some steals.
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Postby BGbootha » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:15 pm

no i would not have vetoed, but i have a very strong belief that the veto should ONLY be used to stop cheating. this doesn't look like a good trade for both teams, but it isn't outright cheating.
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Postby berkguyyy » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:30 pm

Thanks for your reply. Update: seemingly my league thinks Konerko and Kazmir are "nothing".
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Postby Trojan Pony » Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:40 pm

they were probably jealous that you were able to pull off a trade like that and they're like "nuh-uh i don't think so" and now they're gonna offer the guy other offers for soriano that are slightly less unfair.

that's why i hate league votes on trades. in my league we don't do league vote or commish vote. we do a "panel vote" where myself (the commish) and two other well-respected, fair, experienced managers appointed by me vote on all trades (unless they involve one of us, then a substitute is appointed) - 2 votes for and the trade passes, 2 votes against and it's vetoed. works the best out of any trade review system i've ever seen.
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Postby lsommerer » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:42 pm

That trade seems reasonable to me as well. In our league the commissioner posts all agreed upon trades to our message board and everyone has 2 days to comment on the trade. Then the commissioner decides. So far he has vetoed a trade that was later admittedly collusionary (two brothers) and a trade where a new owner didn't understand the keeper policy.

Besides, it's a lot of fun commenting on other people's trades and watching them squirm and defend them.
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Postby Trojan Pony » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:02 pm

oh yeah, I should've also mentioned that we have a 3 day trade review period to allow all other managers to post any objections and the trade cannot be acted on by the commish until the 3rd day.
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