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Re: Should people get insulted at being Lowballed?

Postby The River » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:28 pm

The worst is when someone continuosly sends terrible offers while possibly sending the same players you keep on rejecting. That really grinds my gears.
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Re: Should people get insulted at being Lowballed?

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:44 pm

J35J wrote:I wish I just got offers! !+)

I will take Nate McLouth off your hands if you take Ryan Howard off mine.
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Re: Should people get insulted at being Lowballed?

Postby SlightlyStoopid » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:13 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:I hate people who make an offer that is obviously lowballed and then say, "I want the guys that I asked for, can you make a fair counter?" If you want my players, don't make me do the legwork of coming up with a fair offer, make one the first time.


Those managers are my pet peeves. I'm not sure if these people are unknowledgeable managers making sure they aren't offering too much for the players they want or very knowledgeable managers looking to rip you off, or simply lazy.

I take these the same way I take the emails that say "I'm interested in Fielder. What would it take to get him?" or "What would you want in return for Fielder?" or "Would you consider moving Fielder and if so what would you be looking for in return?" I get these questions every year from the same manager in my dynasty league. I'm obviously not shopping Fielder and I'm in the top three every year. Why would I want to move him? I always reply the same way; "Fielder is not on the market so I'd have to be blown out of the water. If you're interested in him make me an opening offer and I'll listen?" No offer is ever made but I get another similar question 4 weeks later.
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Re: Should people get insulted at being Lowballed?

Postby ataraxia » Thu May 01, 2008 1:48 am

Even worse is the guy that keeps accepting low-ball offers... sigh
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Re: Should people get insulted at being Lowballed?

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Thu May 01, 2008 1:57 am

The worst is when you get a bad, bad low-ball offer with an attached comment with the other guy trying to actually explain his reasoning for why you should trade your second round pick for two of his 15-ish rounders.
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Re: Should people get insulted at being Lowballed?

Postby WyldStallyn » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:07 am

yesterday i received a terrible offer in my 11 team 5 player keeper.

Ryan Theriot
Mike Jacobs
Todd Wellemeyer
for my
Hanley Ramírez
Salomón Torres

when i got it i thought of this thread. wasnt insulted, just laughed it off and told the manager that is the worst offer i've ever seen. soon after he added harang to the offer, like that made it even. anyone else receive any terrible offers lately?
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Re: Should people get insulted at being Lowballed?

Postby J35J » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:46 am

bigh0rt wrote:
J35J wrote:I wish I just got offers! !+)

I will take Nate McLouth off your hands if you take Ryan Howard off mine.

sold!
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Re: Should people get insulted at being Lowballed?

Postby shawngee03 » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:59 am

i dont get insulted when i get a low ball offer, as i do the same thing

i often will be bored at work, see what players i want and just start sending trade offers out. im sure most of tehm are in my favor, why else would i send them. but i always send a message w it stating what i want, and i send an email doing the same stating that if you are interested in trading let me know

what really insults me is when the person doesnt reply. i will respond to every trade offer that comes my way...stating eitehr teh guys you want are not for trade or just that the trade wasnt good for me. i dont see why people do not want to communicate during trading.

i play in a league where there has been one trade all season. and i havent been offered any. and i havent received any responses from my offers. how is anything supposed to get done when there is no communication? has been a very boring season so far, and will prolly not play in it next year

so i applaude the low baller, at least he is making an effort. low ball away brotha
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Re: Should people get insulted at being Lowballed?

Postby kaiser » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:56 pm

I agree that the worst leagues are the ones where no one is making and attempts at dealing. I would rather receive a bunch of lowbal offers than no offers at all, as at least a low ball offer inspires conversation and debate, which is one of the best parts of fantasy baseball. It also inspires some negotiation, which is easily my favorite part of the game.
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Re: Should people get insulted at being Lowballed?

Postby Yanks_Baby » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:58 pm

I don't mind getting lowballed, howeverr, I do ming when after being lowballed I cal lthe other dude out on it, and he continues to try and lowball me trying ot explain why it's a good deal.


I already told you I know you're lowballing me, now it's just rediculous.
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