I guess keepers are a little more realistic, but is there anything worse than competing with someone for 1st place and then he trades 3 minor leagers for C. Utley to a guy who is continually in last place every year anyway.
....this is something that happens in our league quite a bit!
An owner in the lower half, desperate for improvement, will be talked into trading his best player for two or three marginal players or prospects, and all he's doing is making the talent gap even wider.
It's basic math...2 or 3 x 0 still equals 0!
One owner is constantly trying to get Joey Votto from me by offering 2 or 3 players along with an explanation of why I should make the trade. He will never offer "one" player of equal value.
The players he offers are almost always available on waivers a couple days after I reject the trade. It gets tiresome.