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Should this be legal?

Postby mathias » Wed May 30, 2007 3:18 pm

In my H2H yahoo money league, I used my waiver on Ryan Braun and won the claim. However, I did not notice that my commissioner had posted on the league board that he was picking up Gross and that Gross would represent his right to Braun. His waiver was lower than mine of course, and when I received Braun he changed the rosters as commissioner.

Do you think picking up a player like that should be legal? Someone did it in the draft because they weren't listed, but I feel this is a different circumstance.
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Postby talan37 » Wed May 30, 2007 3:20 pm

I believe this goes in commissioners corner... but its cheating if you ask me, and if a commish pulled crap like that in my league I would be REALLY pissed.
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Postby Big Pimpin » Wed May 30, 2007 3:24 pm

If the rules allow this, then fine. I know some of my leagues you can draft a guy not in the database but you have to keep an empty roster spot for the guy. Then when he shows up, you can have him. If this isn't customary, then yeah, it's really bad form.


I'm also moving this. ;-D
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Postby talan37 » Wed May 30, 2007 3:38 pm

During the draft sometimes this is allowed, but it is usually agreed upon or set forth in the rules.

Unless you have agreed to do it in season and it is a clearly set forth rule that everyone knows about, its a huge thumbs down from me.

Even if you can do it in-season, it should still be done by waivers.... ie. if someone wants to open up braun before he is technically available, people can make there waiver claims as needed over a set period of time, and in this case, the process by which this happens needs to be set forth prior to the league starting.
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Postby Bloody Sox » Wed May 30, 2007 5:01 pm

Oh Heck NO way is that legal, unless as others stated it was an explicit rule known by the entire league ahead of time.
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Postby dougbies » Wed May 30, 2007 5:09 pm

he is a cheater
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Postby raiders_umpire » Wed May 30, 2007 5:13 pm

Unless it was in the rules that adding a player like that was legal, I would have a big time problem with that. :-°
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Postby mathias » Wed May 30, 2007 7:43 pm

The thing is that as far as I was aware that was only legal for the draft.
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Postby Danger » Wed May 30, 2007 9:12 pm

Yah I'd have a huge problem with this unless it was stated in the rules this is allowed.
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