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Joe Nathan exemption?

Postby Bferryvt » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:45 am

My league has 12 teams, six keepers each. Our keeper deadline was last Wednesday, and Joe Nathan made a roster. Now he's out, my guilt is telling me to let the guy drop him, but my Stalin-like dictatorship tells me this will open a disasterous can of worms. Any thoughts?
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Re: Joe Nathan exemption?

Postby DaSh 1s » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:12 pm

Bferryvt wrote:My league has 12 teams, six keepers each. Our keeper deadline was last Wednesday, and Joe Nathan made a roster. Now he's out, my guilt is telling me to let the guy drop him, but my Stalin-like dictatorship tells me this will open a disasterous can of worms. Any thoughts?


No way. Deadlines are deadlines. If you start bending rules for one, you must do so for all.

If you allow this, just wait to see what other owners might ask you to do. Injuries are a integral part about all fantasy sports
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Re: Joe Nathan exemption?

Postby Kimbos Beard » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:16 pm

Count me in with your Stalin side. It stinks but rules are rules. Like DaSh said once you open the box and start bending the rules its usually impossible to stop without getting some managers angry. Better to just stick to the rules.
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Re: Joe Nathan exemption?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:34 pm

If your league declared keeper and he kept Nathan then too bad. It happens.
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Re: Joe Nathan exemption?

Postby Gaze » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:35 pm

Stalin side here as well... Arm injuries are a risk you take in keeping a pitcher.
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Re: Joe Nathan exemption?

Postby bk1998 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:48 pm

Disaster. Come up with a rule change suggestion, run it by all league members, and implement for next year if you want to give guys flexibility with keepers in the event of injury or other serious value changing events.
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Re: Joe Nathan exemption?

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:07 pm

DaSh 1s wrote:
Bferryvt wrote:My league has 12 teams, six keepers each. Our keeper deadline was last Wednesday, and Joe Nathan made a roster. Now he's out, my guilt is telling me to let the guy drop him, but my Stalin-like dictatorship tells me this will open a disasterous can of worms. Any thoughts?


No way. Deadlines are deadlines. If you start bending rules for one, you must do so for all.

If you allow this, just wait to see what other owners might ask you to do. Injuries are a integral part about all fantasy sports

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Re: Joe Nathan exemption?

Postby RDD15 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:04 pm

One more opinion saying "no way"!
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Re: Joe Nathan exemption?

Postby converge241 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:49 pm

If you dont have any "injury exemption clause" what is there to do?

Seems the same as if someone drafted Nathan. They are free to cut him for someone else on the wire, best you can do!
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Re: Joe Nathan exemption?

Postby Bloody Sox » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:06 am

bk1998 wrote:Disaster. Come up with a rule change suggestion, run it by all league members, and implement for next year if you want to give guys flexibility with keepers in the event of injury or other serious value changing events.

This. In fact, by being proactive and putting it out there as a suggestion for next year for the league to decide on, you don't look like the bad guy. Always stick to the rules.
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