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Postby apz » Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:27 am

One of the owners in my league sent out this email today to the whole league.
Entertaining fair offers. Offers like this will be laughed
at. Team Name Here have offered you a trade:

Adam Dunn, Aaron Hill and Jeff Suppan for

Jeremy Bonderman, Kelly Johnson and Vernon Wells.

Regardless of what you think of the offer, am I wrong for thinking that posting it to the whole league is being an ass?
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Postby Y`s Guy » Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:31 am

Nah, it's kind of funny. Levity is good. Plus he is keeping people from wasting his and their time.
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:51 am

Keeping people from wasting his time? He's playing fantasy baseball... :-D

I think it's kind of classless. Classless is a little strong but it's early and I can't think of the right word. Not something I would do if for no other reason than you risk alienating a potential trade partner.
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Postby BALCO All-Stars » Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:25 am

I think saying something like this is ridiculous. It just makes the person saying it look bad. Odds are, every single person playing fantasy baseball has sent and received "stupid" trade offers.

I've got people in my leagues that post things like "Thome available for an OF or RP, but don't come stupid"...and then he follows up this comment by sending me an offer of Thome and Ian Snell for Beltran and Valverde...WTF?!? So, I guess the "Don't come stupid" means "don't bother coming stupid, because stupid is coming over"...
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Postby Third Day » Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:51 pm

BALCO All-Stars wrote:I think saying something like this is ridiculous. It just makes the person saying it look bad. Odds are, every single person playing fantasy baseball has sent and received "stupid" trade offers.

I've got people in my leagues that post things like "Thome available for an OF or RP, but don't come stupid"...and then he follows up this comment by sending me an offer of Thome and Ian Snell for Beltran and Valverde...WTF?!? So, I guess the "Don't come stupid" means "don't bother coming stupid, because stupid is coming over"...
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Postby pokerplaya » Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:42 pm

I've gone as far to say "We both know there are no idiots in this league, so make your offers solid."

I never realized it might have come off as arrogant. But I suppose it does...
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:08 pm

If there is one bad trade offer, I wouldn't say something like that, but if the same person offers 5 ridiculous trades in a row, I don't have anything against doing something like that.
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Postby LukeW9027 » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:11 pm

I'd have to say you're being an ass here.
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Postby SpecialFNK » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:25 pm

i dont think posting a message for the whole league to see is called for. if someone recieving an offer doesnt like it im sure they can send back some comments and something like dont bother offering me any more trades if your going to offer me garbage.
everyone is going to value players differently, so what might seem fair to someone might not be fair to someone else.
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Postby BALCO All-Stars » Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:42 pm

I agree about being cool with the bad offers at first. The first offer is normally just a first step and then it's only a bad offer if the other team rejects it. But, if they are always sending them, then you should say something.
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