Normally, I am commish my own leagues, and I do this b/c I always enact my own settings. I always, for every league & every sport, have no waivers & no trade protests. Now, some of you may say that is crazy, people might cheat, blah, blah, blah... In my experience in reg. leagues w/ trade vetoes & waivers, crazy stuff happens anyways. Stuff like--very doable trades vetoed basically b/c bad teams are hatin on good teams (like mine). Seriously, this has happened 3 times to me already this year--last one Howard & Upton (to me)>>DeeLee & Kinsler (to them). It didn't stop there, recently, I put a waiver request on a couple diff' players last year and lost out to managers that rarely even check their team.
This is the last league I play in w/ waivers & trade protests. Some of you might say how does this work for you. I usually get 5-6 of my friends from other leagues that have experience w/ it, and the rest usually adapt, and end up liking it better.
what wrong with waivers? its not like the process can be manipulated as with trade vetos. leagues with no waivers and only FAs just reward losers who sit at the computer all day with a quick trigger finger.
No waivers is one of the worst things you can do for a fantasy league. So the guy who spends the most time in front of his computer gets all the FA's he wants minutes after they're dropped? I wouldn't play in a no waivers league.
by jake_twothousandfive » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:15 am
bigken117 wrote:No waivers is one of the worst things you can do for a fantasy league. So the guy who spends the most time in front of his computer gets all the FA's he wants minutes after they're dropped? I wouldn't play in a no waivers league.
Neither would I, no waivers is a pretty bad idea. Everyone deserves a fair chance at the FA's.
"Don't take anything for granted, because tomorrow is not promised to any of us." ---Kirby Puckett
one of the hidden features of Fox Sports is there waiver system did not start until the first game, and someone decided to drop a really good 3b (I am too embarrassed to say who) and he was picked up 10 minutes later by someone else. That is pretty lame.
CBMGreatOne wrote:A league, as described by the original poster, would be utter nonsense.
Yeah, but it would be a cheater's paradise. Just set up your league, invite some friends, and draft yourself two teams. Then start trading all the good players from one team to the other. If people start bitching because of your a$$-monkey trades, just wait til nobody else is around and drop players from one team and pick them up with the other. Then when they complain you can call them jealous of your superior team.