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Team didn't understand DL - dropped A-Ram

Postby nyrblue2 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:35 pm

Alright, so a guy new to fantasy sports in my custom league (I'm not the commish) just dropped Aramis Ramirez because "he is on the DL and is wasting a roster spot." I talked to him online and apparently he doesn't realize that there are DL spots to store your hurt players.

I was just wondering if it is deemed "acceptable" to ask the commissioner to put Ramirez back on his team? I feel bad for the guy because he didn't know all the details of the league. At the same time, I guess the selfish part of me is scared that he will get snatched by a competitive team with higher waiver priority than me. Still, I think even if I had #1 priority I would ask him to be returned to his team (but who knows, lol).

So...Does anyone think it is ok/the right thing to do to have him put back on the newbie manager's team?
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Re: Team didn't understand DL - dropped A-Ram

Postby Oatsdad » Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:52 pm

Yes, I think the player should be restored if the owner chooses to do so. Some owners seem willfully ignorant of the DL option. I offered to throw in Rickie Weeks to a guy and told him he could stash Weeks on his DL. He didn't want Weeks and took the trade with two players instead of 3 even though he has no one on his DL - and three DLed players!

Of course, this was the guy who gave me Carlos Lee and Matt Holliday for Troy Glaus and Nick Swisher, so he's a little :B ...
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Re: Team didn't understand DL - dropped A-Ram

Postby bananaphone » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:06 pm

It would be a good idea to do so, especially if you're playing keepers. It seems like a nice gesture, so he's likely to keep playing your league for more seasons (since peeps are always trying to find reliable fantasy managers).
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Re: Team didn't understand DL - dropped A-Ram

Postby BTOWNHESS » Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:36 pm

I could make an argument either way. Yeah I understand the whole "he's new and made a mistake" angle. But A-Ram wasn't seriosuly hurt and even in a league with no DL spots you still stash him on your bench, not drop him completely. Theres a difference in being new to fantasy sports and being a total space cadet when it comes to baseball as a whole. If you don't understand the season is 6 months long and a stud like A-Ram going on the DL for 2-3 weeks out of those 6 months would never justify a drop then you really have no business even being a newbie in a custom league.

If I were the commish of the league I'd let it go and wouldnt replace him onto the managers roster.
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