Lofunzo wrote:As explained by the OP, I don't see how this is vetoable in the least. They both explained their intentions and are doing a trade that is right along those lines. I also don't see how keeping "only 8" is a small number. That's quite a bit.
12 team league, 8 keepers means only 96 total players will be kept. Do you really think that Bailey or Billingsley will be in that mix? Only if theirs is a terrible team, which it will be if it trades off assets like Wells and Daisuke for marginally ownable players. Matthews is a decent player, but I just can't fathom this deal being close in value. It doesn't matter that much though as A. I'm not in your league and B. I would only be one vote if I was. I'd abide by the league vote whatever it ended up being (it appears to be in favor of a veto from what I can garner from reading the post).
I try to be completely objective when evaluating trades. In a keeper league, that is even more important. I never overvalue youth. Never. I always take proven talent over unproven kids and only use age when comparing 2 similar players. That said, I can't blame someone if they want to do the same. In reality, I would like to have more information, especially the entire roster of the team getting Bailey and Co. If he likes the upside of the 3 players and they would all be keepers for him, I think that it makes it better for him. If he would only keep 1 of them, I agree that it sucks. I respect the fact that he said that he wanted to rebuild and, if he can keep all 3 of them, he is certainly helping in that regard.