Matthias wrote:When someone trades Joba for Crawford in a redraft, they've gone ahead and insulted their own intelligence.
Unless it's a league that counts holds and doesn't count stolen bases and the guy who had Crawford also had 3 other stud OFs.
Seriously, this is probably one of the most extreme examples I've seen of a ridiculous trade, and I'd still let it through. The guy who took Joba would be ridiculed unceasingly for days and told it was about the dumbest trade ever. The guy who got Crawford will not be trusted to make fair offers for a very long time and will sit watching as other people make deals around him and he's left doing nothing.
And once Joba owner finally realized that, seeing Crawford owner near the top of the standings and him near the bottom, he'd say "That guy ripped me off. I'll be wary of him next time," as well as, "Geez, I look like an idiot. I better brush up on my game here," and the league will be better off for it. Much better off than having a Civil War and pissed off owners who got their trade vetoed.
In a re-draft league, though, I'd make these guys state their cases. They'd have to prove to me this wasn't somehow collusion. Anonymous league? No way this goes through, but I don't play anonymous leagues for this reason.