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First time commish here, not sure if this trade is ok

Postby Mateo de Lorenzo » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:43 am

My friends and I started a league this year and I was chosen as commish, mainly because nobody else would fork over the money to run a league. We are all friends or friends-of-friends and had most of us over to my house for the draft. I told everybody that I was going to be pretty lax with trades, etc. as I thought it would be better to not be a stalinist type of commish, so unless something was TOO egregious I wouldnt decline a trade.

standard h2h 16 teams, mixed.

the first proposed trade already has me thinking.

matt cain for clayton kershaw.

its a dodger fan and a giants fan making the trade, and i know there is no collusion going on--n they both just like their own pitcher (both are also newbies to fantasy).

should i let the trade go through, or veto it>
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Re: First time commish here, not sure if this trade is ok

Postby Singles » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:55 am

I don't think this trade is that unbalanced . I would let it go through. I see nothing wrong here especially if guys are having fun and wanting there own team members on their fantasy rosters. This is a trade to be lax on.
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Re: First time commish here, not sure if this trade is ok

Postby shmity72 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:07 am

while i'd prefer kershaw in LA...umm it's an ok trade. ;-D
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Re: First time commish here, not sure if this trade is ok

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:17 am

I'd much rather have Kershaw, but it's not vetoable.
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Re: First time commish here, not sure if this trade is ok

Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:18 am

Mateo de Lorenzo wrote:its a dodger fan and a giants fan making the trade, and i know there is no collusion going on--n they both just like their own pitcher (both are also newbies to fantasy).


With no collusion, I think you have to let that go through. Owners need to be able to run their own teams and make their own decisions even if it goes against the popular opinion.
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Re: First time commish here, not sure if this trade is ok

Postby saur kraut & footbal » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:04 am

Commish here as well.

While the trade might look like it favors the Kershaw side, as Commish you have to remember that you aren't the Idiot Police. People have to be allowed to make bad decisions, as dumb as they may seem to you. I can remember two years ago there was a highly-disputed trade in which CC Sabathia (ranked around 30th overall) was traded straight up for Josh Hamilton (who was ranked 196th at the time). As a Commish, unless there was collusion, I had to let it go through, and as the season unfolded, it turned out to be a ridiculously even trade.

And the Cain-for-Kershaw trade wouldn't even be categorized as "dumb" IMO. If Cain gets a little more offensive support, he's a 17-20 W guy for sure. I say let it go through. A bigger shitshorm would result in an early-season veto than simply letting homers swap their favorite pitchers.
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Re: First time commish here, not sure if this trade is ok

Postby Frenchiegangsta9 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:14 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:
Mateo de Lorenzo wrote:its a dodger fan and a giants fan making the trade, and i know there is no collusion going on--n they both just like their own pitcher (both are also newbies to fantasy).


With no collusion, I think you have to let that go through. Owners need to be able to run their own teams and make their own decisions even if it goes against the popular opinion.


solid words of advice.
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Re: First time commish here, not sure if this trade is ok

Postby GHC007 » Tue May 03, 2011 8:21 pm

Frenchiegangsta9 wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:
Mateo de Lorenzo wrote:its a dodger fan and a giants fan making the trade, and i know there is no collusion going on--n they both just like their own pitcher (both are also newbies to fantasy).


With no collusion, I think you have to let that go through. Owners need to be able to run their own teams and make their own decisions even if it goes against the popular opinion.


solid words of advice.


That trade could easily swing both ways through the course of the season. This is a no brainer approval IMHO.

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