then they shouldn't have any say in voting on a trade for sure.
Do you mean to say that every trade gets put to a league vote? Is this the generally accepted practice? I have shied away from this method because many teams generally vote "no" just because. In my own experience, in my Yahoo league where I don't know anyone, I vote no every time just because a yes vote makes both teams better; that's the point, right?
As of now, every owner gets alot of liberty using waivers and trades. The only reason why I make it stop at the commissioner's office is to prevent total chaos, like the rogue team from destroying the leagues integrity. Honestly, these are great guys and have good baseball minds, but every once in awhile a questionable trade pops up, and the issue is this:
Do team owners have the right to make a bad decision or take a chance at a longshot? And second, who says the commissioners judgment is the correct judgment? I know I am sitting on both sides of the fence, but as a team owner, I'd like someone else to be responsible for axing a trade, otherwise, I'll have to leave the league because there will always be someone who doubts the motives of the commissioner, even if he has a great reputation.
Too bad these forums couldn't be the impartial jury... Maybe every time I get a trade come through, I put it in the trade section of the forums for a day or two, and let everyone here decide. I was going to use baseball doctors, but they seem to be out of business..