Yanks_Baby wrote:Same here. I see no point in a "fair" trade, because if iit's fair for both sides, I'm helping my competition as much as myself, making the trade pointless.
This is a wrong attitude for a number of reasons.
1) It's a competition of 10, 12, 14, or however many guys, not just two. So the mentality of, "he has to lose if I am going to win" doesn't apply.
2) Different teams have different needs. So you might be miles ahead of the pack in K's, W's, and ERA but only middle-of-the-road on HRs, Rs, and RBIs. Trading a pitcher for a hitter, even if precisely equal value, still is to your benefit in the overall scheme of things.
3) The competition is enjoyable in fantasy baseball, but another primary aspect is interacting with your friends and family. If you're always going to be "that guy" it just hurts your reputation overall, even outside of your league.
4) You eventually just lose your trading partners as people just figure out there's no point in broaching anything since you'll just demand Albert Pujols for your Ryan Ludwick.
5) It's a douchey way to do things. And it always sucks to be the douche.
0-3 to 4-3. Worst choke in the history of baseball. Enough said.