Matthias wrote:Most of what I've seen has been a majority of the owners not involved in the trade. So it's a 10-man league, that means 5 out of 8.
As previously discussed, move to commissioner review. It will cut down on the vetoes significantly.
This is mostly what I've seen, as well - majority of teams *not* involved in the deal.
Two votes in an 8 team league sounds fishy to me. All you need are 2 owners who are friends to make a pact that they will veto trades that either one feels hurts their own team. You are basically asking for collusion between 2 teams if you put a veto rule like that in place.
Even if there isn't straight up collusion, it's not uncommon for there to be at least 2 casual/less educated/ignorant owners in a league and that can easily ruin any deal.
I don't see how *any* trade ever gets done in a league like that.
Get a good commissioner and move to his review with guidelines that he will take into account the comments of the league in making his decision.
If you really have to use league voting and you have a more experienced league, have it set up where the league *can* vote on trades. However, if they vote to veto the deal, then it goes to a 3 non-involved owner panel that makes the final and binding decision. But not every league has enough experienced guys that are trustworthy to do that.
And if your league really can't make either of those options work, just go with an independent trade review service. There are couple of them available at reasonable pricing.
Straight league voting is getting to be a little old hat. There are better options out there.