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Inactive owner has a player I want BADLY

Postby yankeekd25 » Mon May 26, 2008 9:56 pm

This guy hasn't checked his team since May 4th. He's got Ian Kinsler and I want to make a trade for him BADLY. Is there anything I can do w/o cheating? Its a league with friends and friends' friends, but I don't really know the kid. He doesn't respond to emails or anything. I don't think I'll be able to find a replacement because really none of my other friends play fantasy ball. What should I do?
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Re: Inactive owner has a player I want BADLY

Postby Bobbleheadrusty » Mon May 26, 2008 10:13 pm

Well, sounds like you should just move on and freeze the team for the rest of the season. You can't, as commish, take over the team just to make a deal. Three weeks without any activity is a bad sign, but it doesnt mean he is inactive, maybe he just likes his team and hates the trades you have been offering him.
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Re: Inactive owner has a player I want BADLY

Postby yankeekd25 » Mon May 26, 2008 10:15 pm

Bobbleheadrusty wrote:Well, sounds like you should just move on and freeze the team for the rest of the season. You can't, as commish, take over the team just to make a deal. Three weeks without any activity is a bad sign, but it doesnt mean he is inactive, maybe he just likes his team and hates the trades you have been offering him.


This is actually the first time I've offered a trade. I sent him another email so hopefully he replies. He's definitely not invited back for our league next year.
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C- B. Molina
1B- G. Jones (Berkman)
2B- Weeks (Kinsler)
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Util- Matsui
BN- C Lee
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Re: Inactive owner has a player I want BADLY

Postby Matthias » Mon May 26, 2008 11:27 pm

yankeekd25 wrote:This guy hasn't checked his team since May 4th. He's got Ian Kinsler and I want to make a trade for him BADLY. Is there anything I can do w/o cheating?

No.
yankeekd25 wrote:Its a league with friends and friends' friends, but I don't really know the kid. He doesn't respond to emails or anything. I don't think I'll be able to find a replacement because really none of my other friends play fantasy ball. What should I do?

Do better screening of the people you let into your league.
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Re: Inactive owner has a player I want BADLY

Postby noseeum » Tue May 27, 2008 1:51 am

Ask one of his friends for his phone number. People can easily ignore emails.
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Re: Inactive owner has a player I want BADLY

Postby CruiseJD » Tue May 27, 2008 12:24 pm

I agree with trying to get his phone number. You need more direct contact to find out what is going on. Our league has rules for inactivity - set some for next year.

I would also avoid a trade unless the manager starts playing again. Making a trade with an inactive manager will have the appearance of impropriety. You don't want that as a Commish.
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Re: Inactive owner has a player I want BADLY

Postby StlSluggers » Tue May 27, 2008 3:57 pm

If you are absolutely certain it's abandoned...

Lock the team, and then post an ad here.

Then try to trade with the new owner.
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