Wondering if you could weight in on a recent trade. This one was between the teams in 1st and second place in our league. The league is a 6x6 (add OPS and Holds) keeper league, mixed, 15 teams, competitive, 5 yrs old league, auciton league, $260 budget, 7 keeps (5 rook keeps - not counting towards the $260). The teams involved in the league are perennial leaders. The deal went as follows:
Team in first gave up:
D. Ortiz @$52 Y1
Ichiro @ $42 Y1
Team in 2nd gave up
R. Braun @ $3 Y1
J. Lester @ $5 Rook elig
Probably, neither ortiz or ichiro are keeper contracts. The thought process for team 1 was his lead was great enough(~20 pts) to sacrifice some current talent for a bright future. The team in second's logic was of course to close the gap and take the title, sacrificing Braun in the interim.
In your opinion, is this vetoable? as a point of reference, this league recently vetoed a Ortiz and IRod ($14 Y1) for Russ Martin ($1 Y2) and Lastings Milledge (pre beltran injury, $10 Y1). This was between the leading team (who eventually did get ortiz) and a back of the pack team. The vote to veto was 12-2.
Thanks in advance for your help. Also, any thoughts on preventing such controversy in the future?