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Postby BUSH LEAGUER » Tue Mar 02, 2004 6:27 pm

I am the commissioner of a newly created H2H nonkeeper league and a league member suggested pre-setting the draft order so we can trade draft picks. My question is: How would this work in Yahoo? I know how to set the draft order but how does trading picks work in Yahoo? For instance, if I have the number 1 pick, what would possibly be my incentive to trade with the guy who drew number 6? Any suggestions?
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Postby Arlo » Tue Mar 02, 2004 7:02 pm

Different folks have different preferences. There have been several threads on the subject here, and absolutely no consensus.

If you prefer the number one pick, you clearly have no incentive to trade it. But there are people who would rather be at #6 or even #12. It's all a matter of taste, strategy, and guessing where the dropoffs will be.
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Postby pibb55 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 7:34 pm

Also someone could trade their 1st rnd 10th pick and 3rd rnd 10th pick for the 1st round 1st pick, then you just draft who they want 1st then they draft the guys you want for the picks your getting from him
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Postby Guest » Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:06 pm

I guess I should've mentioned that our draft is a live draft with the 90 second max time allowed to draft. Seems like this would leave the possibility for one manager double crossing another manager during the draft. Is this a possibility? Is there a way to do what you described with Yahoo's software or would it be up to the managers involved to be trustworthy enough to orchestrate such a deal?

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Postby KolbSaves » Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:09 pm

it's up to the managers' honor
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Postby mtarail » Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:13 pm

If you think the managers in your league are weak/shady enough to do that, then I'd let them know that any deals that they do are done at their own risk.
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Postby GiantFan666 » Wed Mar 03, 2004 2:05 am

You could allow it with the proviso that anyone welching on a deal
would be locked out.
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