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Postby miracles716 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:27 pm

12 team league and the commish has been completely incognito, in that time there has been rapid trades going on and since commish was not present, all have been approved. Now I do not have the smoking gun evidence of cheating but 6 trades so far, some look ok but a few I have serious reservations about:

1)Feb 17 3:46am Evan Longoria (TB - 3B)
Edwin Jackson (Was - SP)
Johan Santana (NYM - SP)
Trade WAHHHHH WAHHHHH S3O1B6 MaTeO
Robinson Cano (NYY - 2B)
Brandon Lyon (Hou - RP)
Francisco Rodriguez (Mil - RP)
S3O1B6 WAHHHHH WAHHHHH Maine12


2)Feb 24 9:58am Michael Morse (Was - 1B,LF) Player notes
Robinson Cano (NYY - 2B) Player notes
Jimmy Rollins (Phi - SS) Player notes
Neftali Feliz (Tex - RP) No new player Notes
Trade WAHHHHH WAHHHHH mean green MaTeO
Rickie Weeks (Mil - 2B) New player notes
Andrew McCutchen (Pit - CF) Player notes
Jay Bruce (Cin - RF) No new player Notes
CC Sabathia (NYY - SP) No new player Notes
mean green WAHHHHH WAHHHHH Brian


3)Feb 29 3:46am Billy Butler (KC - 1B) New player notes
Jose Valverde (Det - RP) No new player Notes
Trade S3O1B6 WAHHHHH WAHHHHH Maine12
Alexei Ramirez (CWS - SS) No new player Notes
Andrew McCutchen (Pit - CF) Player notes
WAHHHHH WAHHHHH S3O1B6 MaTeO

4)Mar 1 3:46am Jay Bruce (Cin - RF) No new player Notes
Josh Johnson (Mia - SP) Player notes
Trade WAHHHHH WAHHHHH S3O1B6 MaTeO
Matt Wieters (Bal - C) No new player Notes
Jered Weaver (LAA - SP) No new player Notes
S3O1B6 WAHHHHH WAHHHHH Maine12

5)Mar 1 3:46am David Wright (NYM - 3B) Player notes
Carlos Quentin (SD - RF) No new player Notes
C.J. Wilson (LAA - SP) No new player Notes
Ricky Romero (Tor - SP) No new player Notes
Trade The NLP's WAHHHHH WAHHHHH TaterNater
Alex Rodriguez (NYY - 3B) Player notes
Austin Jackson (Det - CF) Player notes
Ryan Dempster (ChC - SP) No new player Notes
Francisco Rodriguez (Mil - RP) Player notes
WAHHHHH WAHHHHH The NLP's MaTeO


6)Mar 4 3:46am CC Sabathia (NYY - SP) No new player Notes
Philip Humber (CWS - SP) No new player Notes
Trade WAHHHHH WAHHHHH Pizza MaTeO
Nick Markakis (Bal - RF) Player notes
J.D. Martinez (Hou - LF) No new player Notes
Pizza WAHHHHH WAHHHHH Matthew
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Re: Something fishy going on

Postby Kimbos Beard » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:13 am

How long have you been a part of this league?

I agree with you that those trades all together as a whole don't sit well with me. If I just looked at them one at a time only 3 and 6 would I consider lopsided but I wouldn't have a problem with them. However, I do find it very strange that all of these big name players are just being traded in a matter of two weeks.

Is there a reason why people would be willing to part with their big names (keeper rules perhaps). I've usually found that when you play in competitive leagues, trades take a while to hammer out, especially when you have superstar players involved, so I do think its strange that these huge deals all got done preseason and in a very quick amount of time. Unfortunately I am not sure what you can do at this point other than leave the league.
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Re: Something fishy going on

Postby bigmck » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:10 pm

If you don't have any money invested in the league, now is a good time to leave.
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Re: Something fishy going on

Postby mkultra » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:00 pm

What [i]exactly[i] is your problem with what's happening? I'm asking because:

- None of these trades seem objectionable to me on their face. The most imbalanced trade IMO, in fact, is the one where he gave up CC and Humber for Markakis and JD Martinez. But I just don't see anything that could be remotely interpreted as collusion going on.

- If you're going to raise a stink about trades, you need to point to something specifically wrong, not just "this guy made a lot of trades".

Now, if this is a long-standing league where you know the managers and this kind of thing is suddenly happening out of the blue, that's one thing. But the fact of the matter is, some people like to be wheeler dealers. You may not agree with that style of play, but you shouldn't judge someone for it.
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Re: Something fishy going on

Postby mzu » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:47 pm

Pretty early in the season to have all those trades being made but I agree with mkultra and only #6 seems overly lopsided.
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Re: Something fishy going on

Postby coldcereal » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:51 pm

#5 is also verybad...that would get veto'd in any of the leagues I have ever been in. The guy getting Wright, CJ, etc wins on every played involved.
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Re: Something fishy going on

Postby jefferey13 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:02 am

I don't think any of those are a huge deal either. I could see any of those being rationalized. Also I saw some players and teams coming up multiple times, were there possibly other deals in there also you didn't post that finished off three way trades? I'm not asking you to post any more deals, I'm just suggesting there not terrible deals.
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Re: Something fishy going on

Postby Quackman » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:52 pm

If i have a bad draft//disconnected//miss draft time, first thing i do is hit the ww and start sending out trade offers. None are so lopsided that i think cheating. I always worry about one person on multiple accounts so just watch future happenings. We caught a multiaccounter once and the guy did several trades among two teams (reasonably fair ones) but then he did several drop/addes from and to the same teams he was trading between. Thats alot more than whats happened here though.
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