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).
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.
by 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.