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Maniac Loose in the League - Should He Be Kicked Out?

Postby Metsin06 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:19 am

I've run in to an unfortunate problem with a GM in my league. Hes got a history of problems and in the last few weeks/days it has gotten even worse. Last year he was warned for inactivity but this year hes made a mess unlike anything I've ever seen, and I am not really sure how to handle it.

He finished in dead last in our keeper league last year and vowed to make changes, unfortunately he got rocked in a few trades before the season and went in to the year with a decent but pretty bad team. He had Manny Ramirez, Matt Holliday, Lance Berkman, Travis Hafner, Derek Jeter and thats about it. So 2 days in to the season, yes TWO, he is in last place and not doing too well. So what does he do? BLOWS IT UP. First he deals Lance Berkman for James Loney, John Maine and 2 draft picks in the NEXT YEAR draft (2 days in to THIS year). Then he trades Travis Hafner for Jay Bruce and Evan Longoria, neither is in the majors. Then he trades Manny Ramirez for Johnny Cueto. He also dropped Eric Gagne and to make matters even worse, dropped Evan Longoria and didnt even pick anyone up. He claims to be building a team of young players but his moves are unpredictable and quite frankly, stupid. His current lineup is an absolute mess, here it is (WARNING DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, ILL OR ALLERGIC TO IDIOTS)

C - Kenji Johjima
1B - James Loney
1B - Aubrey Huff
2B - Aaron Hill
3B - Troy Glaus
SS - Derek Jeter
MI - Kelly Johnson
CI - Chipper Jones
OF - Franklin Gutierrez
OF - Scott Hairston
OF - Matt Holliday
OF - Nate McLouth
OF - Angel Pagan
DH - Aaron Rowand

SP - Clayton Kershaw
SP - John Maine
SP - Adam Wainwright
SP - Jeff Francis
SP - Derek Lowe
SP - Jake Westbrook
SP - Paul Byrd
SP - Dontrelle Willis
SP - Johnny Cueto
SP - Brian Bannister
RP - Kerry Wood
RP - Kevin Gregg
RP - Mark Lowe

Bench - Jay Bruce, Colby Rasmus

Pretty awful team, huh? Hes currently getting destroyed, dead last with 25 pts when the leader has 80 pts (Roto league). He is adding players for ridiculous reasons, his nickname is BEAR aka BARE and he is adding guys with similar names ala Scott HAIRston, Austin Kearns (switch the K with B) and Barry Zito. Also, he has revealed plans to drop and add players to "keep the league on their toes". He already dropped Derek Lowe and picked him up instantly. I suspect he did this with Longoria but another GM picked him up. His response - "oh well". He says he is going to do it with Matt Holliday and see if "any lucky GM is on the prowl at the right time".

He also has been involved with several ridiculous sagas where he is claiming a conspiracy against him. First, he changed his league email to an inactive account (likely so he could eventually quit the league and not be reminded with updates). When he was called out, he blamed the commish and his own brother (another GM) and said he was hacked and framed. The next day, he changed his team name to THE TITANIC (likely because its a sinking ship) and again blamed the commish for trying to set him up. Hes attacked GMs on the messageboards, started a fire sale on the 2nd day of the season and is ruining the league. We have some new GMs and its become a complete embarrassment.

What should be done about this wayward GM? Should he be kicked out? Is he corrupt or just really stupid? I think he is just doing this because he will lose interest in about a month and wants to have as crappy a team as possible, but he says he will stay active. Should this GM be thrown out? All he does is pack lips, eat disgusting food, make ridiculous trades, pretend to be working in the stock market, lie about owning yachts and helicopters, rent movies and blow thru EZ Passes. Its getting ridiculous. Should this individual get the boot?
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Re: Maniac Loose in the League - Should He Be Kicked Out?

Postby MTUCache » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:04 am

Eh, at this point I think you've got to ride it out... his undroppables should keep the rest of the league from getting too imbalanced (as long as you can veto any ridiculous trades he makes), and the rest of his players can all be dropped without too much impact. The waiver priority should sort it out, although it does suck.

Any sign of a firesale, completely asinine trades, or dropping multiple stars, and his roster gets locked for the season, another owner takes it over afterwards, and it gets blown up. You may need an "expansion" draft of two or three top-round picks for this team (after keepers) to get this team competitive for next year... but a new owner shouldn't be too upset by a team full of the best prospects in the game, as long as he knows he's building for 2010 and can use the trade-bait properly.

Every village needs an idiot.

(Also, this should be in the Commish Forum.)
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Re: Maniac Loose in the League - Should He Be Kicked Out?

Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:48 am

Why play in a keeper league if managers aren't allowed to trade off their guys with value for potential studs and try to build for the future? I don't think any of the moves described are very good, but you have to let people manage as they see fit and rebuild their team when they want.
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Re: Maniac Loose in the League - Should He Be Kicked Out?

Postby trey3kt » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:14 pm

All he does is pack lips, eat disgusting food, make ridiculous trades, pretend to be working in the stock market, lie about owning yachts and helicopters, rent movies and blow thru EZ Passes.


Im sorry but that may be one of the funniest lines to describe someone that i have ever heard lol
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Re: Maniac Loose in the League - Should He Be Kicked Out?

Postby Nails86 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:08 pm

Packin Lips all day, destroying fantasy leagues, flying right through EZ Pass, picking up players that rhyme or almost rhyme with his nickname? Sounds like this Bear belongs in the zoo not in a fantasy league.
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Re: Maniac Loose in the League - Should He Be Kicked Out?

Postby Deafeddie » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:27 pm

Oh man, I am practically in tears. This guy sounds awesome. :) Be proud, how many people can say that have a complete maniac in their league?
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Re: Maniac Loose in the League - Should He Be Kicked Out?

Postby mktgteach » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:44 pm

Well, really the only questionable move is dropping Longoria. I am in a Dynasty League where a new owner took over an existing team and he completely imploded the team to get mostly prospects, etc. But in a Keeper/Dynasty League, that is fine. There are so many trades that are made that I shake my head at, but unless you are trading Manny Ramirez for Tim Redding, it is fine. There is nothing wrong for an owner to blow up a team.

In fact, I love his deal of Hafner for Jay Bruce/Evan Longoria. I own Hafner in my current Dynasty League and another owner has both Bruce and Longoria. If I offered Hafner for those two, he would decline that in a heartbeat. Every team cannot play for the current year if you expect to compete. If you are just a so-so team or not competing for a championship, rebuild! It is what makes this whole thing called fantasy fun.

Dropping Longoria.................makes no sense, I agree. But the rest certainly isn't a reason to kick someone out. Not everyone is going to run a team the same way.

Give him the benefit of the doubt.
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