I agree with the ladder. In all seriousness i feel for you becuase this is ridiculous. This guy needs a life. Possibly give him the trade and notify the rest of the league privatlely of the situation and and have them veto it.
Otherwise hand over the commish reigns to another trusting manager and just get out of the situation.
If the guy has dirt on you for something that you can get fired from, and he's serious/pathetic enough to tell your boss about it unless the trade goes through, do the above. On another note, you could try and tell your story to your boss, so if he is confronted by the blackmailer he'll have an idea of what happened according to your version of the events and not his. Good luck, this is a terrible situation. And no, don't make any brass moves like locking up his team, or as some other posters here say, kick his ass. I doubt in the midst of a recession you need to get fired over Fantasy Baseball.
JRAMI wrote:My boss is a great guy and he has been in my league for as long as my close friends have however he easily seperates work from pleasure and without giving out to much info as for what I would be getting in trouble on, I sell merchandise for a living and I have been "fixing" the numbers" for the past year so it looks like I make more commision than I actually do. The ratt bastard knows this because I told him about my method (when I trusted him) and he never liked it and this is what he is hanging over my head. He can prove it ,all he needs to do is have accounting verify what his claim is and BAM they got me. Anyways so I think I will stick to my previous plan as losing a job right now is a scarier option than losing Greinke.
So let me see if I have this straight?
1. You've been stealing from your work for the past year. 2. You bragged about it to a co-worker. 3. Said co-worker threatens to turn you in if you don't trade him Greinke.
I really hope you made this up cause the whole thing sounds ridiculous. If not you have two options, make the trade or play a game a chicken with him cause he is likely to get fired too for trying to blackmail you. Either way you need to stop stealing and probably start looking for another job.
If you give this guy Greinke for Berkman, all he's going to do is continue to blackmail you. It will never stop. If you give him $500 or $1,000 or whatever, he will continue to keep asking for more, because it's all downside for you and none for him.
So don't think that giving Greinke will end this.
He's broken the seal. He will continue to press you and get as much from you as possible until you finally stop.
Then, one you stop giving him stuff, he will rat you out.
So the only want to prevent this, if you really want to is to come clean to your boss, with check in hand to pay back everything you defrauded your company of.
You'll probably still lose your job, but at least you'll regain some integrity, they won't kill you on you references, and you'll avoid jail.
In my opinion your two best options are 1. to confess to your boss or 2. accept the trade and hope it stops there.
Advantage of 1 is that your boss may show forgiveness, particularly if you can show it was an honest mistake and not actually fraud. That blackmailer will surely get fired (for both blackmailing and not telling the boss).
Disadvantage is that you might get fired.
Advantage of 2 is that you're probably getting the better end of th deal anyway. There's a reason Berkman was getting drafted with the 17th pick a month ago and Greinke was going 130th. About 10 to 11 months ago there were tons of people on this board claiming they wouldn't trade Berkman for anyone. People go through hold and cold streaks. Greinke is pitching excellently (top two or three in xFIP) but nowhere near as well as a 0.40 ERA. His K and BB numbers will probably regress as well and you should expect him to pitch ~3.4 or ERA from here on out. Berkman on the otherhand should regres close to his excellent career numbers and will be better than Greinke.
Disadvantage is if you accept this he will probably keep pushing until you refuse he he turns you in.
Either way it seems like you cheated your company and most likely you're going to suffer for it.