I'm co-commissioner in a 12 team mixed KEEPER auction league. We are all about teams at the bottom of the league making trades to acquire young keepers and prospects to build their team for the future, but is there any way that the following trade is even close to fair? I appreciate any input that you all can provide.
Team 1 (in contention) receives:
active: Ethier ($7), Cain ($16), B.Wilson ($7) and reserves: Wieters ($3), Porcello ($3), and Posey ($5)
Team 2 (not in contention) receives:
active: Crisp ($7), Brett Anderson ($5), Percival ($6) and reserves: Cecil ($1), Samarzjia ($1), Holland ($3), Stanton ($3), Dan Murphy ($1), and M.Byrd ($5)
I feel that Team 1 clearly gains a major advantage for this year, and one could argue that he also gains the advantage when you look at future keepers and prospects. Is there any way to justify that Team 2 improves his team with this trade? Should we veto this trade? What do you think?