soccerballer002 wrote:Well I had a trade vetoed that I was pretty angry about and I thought instead of channeling that anger at my league-mates I would do something constructive and post here. I gave up Zimmerman and got Pence, the guy was trying to clear a roster spot for a returning Pena and is weak at 3b anyway. But my marvelous league-mates thought this was obviously unfair and vetoed twice. Now, I suppose there is not much I can do other than maybe post my position and reasons for the trade, but I think it would be to no avail. Just was interested to hear what the cafe has done or would do in a similar situation.
You have answered your own question. I find owners are much more willing to allow a trade if both parties can explain their reasons for completing the trade.
I haven't heard anything on Zim in a while but the last I read was if he didn't see improvement in the shoulder by the ASB then he would need season ending surgery. That isn't going to help anybody. I can see the argument that you are getting a serviceable player for possibly nothing - and that would be enoughto justify a veto IMO.
I'll go off topic here abit - last year I voted to veto a Brady for Bulger/Vinitieri trade (before the season started). That trade is pretty fair IMO - but the guy who drafted Bulger took him with like the 7th pick (when Brady was still on the board). Then he drafted Vinitieri early as well. All I wanted to hear was his justification for picking Bulger over Brady in the first place - and what had changed so dramatically in a week that he was now willing to throw in the K that he reached for about 5 rounds too early.
Of course, he never replied.
Sometimes all people want is an explanation and they will change their vote.