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How do you stop ridiculous trade offers?

Postby interchange » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:10 pm

OK. So I joined a new league. Thankfully it has been very active. Unfortunately, it's been active with people sending me silly trade offers.

Things like:
Milton Bradley + CJ Wilson for Papelbon
Not a ridiculous trade but I didn't like it so I rejected it. 3 hours later:
Milton Bradley + CJ Wilson for Papelbon
WTF that's the exact same deal I rejected already. 10 minutes ago:
Milton Bradley + CJ Wilson + Kyle Kendrick for Papelbon and Lackey
WTF x 2. Like I'm going to like it better when you give me Kyle Kendrick for Lackey! He also proposes:
Joe Mauer, Gary Matthews Jr., Kyle Kendrick for Miguel Cabrera and Sheets

Other managers aren't much better, but I can't handle the spam. How can I teach this guy a clue?
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Re: How do you stop ridiculous trade offers?

Postby Snakes Gould » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:12 pm

contact them and tell them how far off you think they are. you probably shouldnt try to insult them or make it public, in case he ever wants to offer you a fair deal.
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Re: How do you stop ridiculous trade offers?

Postby StarsNPinstripes » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:16 pm

Definitely do not call anyone out or insult them 'cause you never want to burn bridges in terms of future trades.
What I do and works great is to make an offer just as ridiculous as the one you got.This stops the spam quick.
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Re: How do you stop ridiculous trade offers?

Postby Old_Style » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:23 pm

StarsNPinstripes wrote:Definitely do not call anyone out or insult them 'cause you never want to burn bridges in terms of future trades.
What I do and works great is to make an offer just as ridiculous as the one you got.This stops the spam quick.


Wouldn't you think that that way would burn bridges as well?


If the guy keeps sending you a trade you already knocked down, just leave it alone and wait for the trade proposal time to expire. No sense in making a fuss about it.
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Re: How do you stop ridiculous trade offers?

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:24 pm

Usually I just role my eyes and decline. Occasionally I'll send a note saying they're not even close.
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Re: How do you stop ridiculous trade offers?

Postby JasonSeahorn » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:26 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:contact them and tell them how far off you think they are. you probably shouldnt try to insult them or make it public, in case he ever wants to offer you a fair deal.


Something like that. If you can email them or whatever just say if they have to offer more than what they have been if they want one of your guys, mention a few of their players that you are interested in. Of course, you don't have to really want those guys or even want to trade to begin with, but it might make them send an offer that will pique your curiosity.
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Re: How do you stop ridiculous trade offers?

Postby jdsun1 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:37 pm

You can't!

My best advice is to let the trades expire so the guy gets his hopes up every single day that the trade is out there meanwhile he is at a disadvantage because his worst/most droppable player is tied up in a trade offer and the next big thing gets scooped up by someone else because he was unable to drop his garbage player.
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Re: How do you stop ridiculous trade offers?

Postby Old_Style » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:46 pm

jdsun1 wrote:You can't!

My best advice is to let the trades expire so the guy gets his hopes up every single day that the trade is out there meanwhile he is at a disadvantage because his worst/most droppable player is tied up in a trade offer and the next big thing gets scooped up by someone else because he was unable to drop his garbage player.


The other disadvantage is injury.
Say Papelbon gets knocked out for the season. Our friend interchange can hit the accept button and pick up two viable fantasy players for nothing.
Not the most ethical thing to do, but the guy has it coming to him.
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Re: How do you stop ridiculous trade offers?

Postby DaShiz23 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:53 pm

I'm pretty straight forward in these situations. First, I will check out the other teams' players and see if there is anywhere to go with this. If so, then I counter. If not, I will decline with a comment. Nothing nasty, but enough to let the other manager know that this is going nowhere. At the same time, the other manager should get the drift that you in fact value your player involved more than he is willing to give.
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Re: How do you stop ridiculous trade offers?

Postby sooner711 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:04 am

Old_Style wrote:
jdsun1 wrote:You can't!

My best advice is to let the trades expire so the guy gets his hopes up every single day that the trade is out there meanwhile he is at a disadvantage because his worst/most droppable player is tied up in a trade offer and the next big thing gets scooped up by someone else because he was unable to drop his garbage player.


The other disadvantage is injury.
Say Papelbon gets knocked out for the season. Our friend interchange can hit the accept button and pick up two viable fantasy players for nothing.
Not the most ethical thing to do, but the guy has it coming to him.


I quit trading with people that resort to this...
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