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Postby 23 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:31 pm

When is your league's trade deadline and why?
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Re: Trade deadline

Postby jefferey13 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:54 pm

First year as commissioner and I wasn't too sure. I decided on 2 weeks before playoffs.

I wanted to wait as long as possible without enticing people to dump/stack other teams.. I figured this was a good date to let people keep trading without getting too close to the playoffs for our league.

Hopefully someone will have better insight since I had the same question.
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Re: Trade deadline

Postby 23 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:56 pm

We've set it about a week before the MLB trade deadline. Since we're AL-only, there's some strategy involved in terms of trading guys who are rumored to be traded or are impending free agents. August trades are allowed, but only with teams above or behind you in the standings.
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Re: Trade deadline

Postby jefferey13 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:05 pm

23 wrote: August trades are allowed, but only with teams above or behind you in the standings.


Huh?
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Re: Trade deadline

Postby bigmck » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:37 pm

jefferey13 wrote:
23 wrote: August trades are allowed, but only with teams above or behind you in the standings.


Huh?


Nothing wrong with that. It stops teams at the top from raiding teams at the bottom.
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Re: Trade deadline

Postby jefferey13 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:02 pm

bigmck wrote:
jefferey13 wrote:
23 wrote: August trades are allowed, but only with teams above or behind you in the standings.


Huh?


Nothing wrong with that. It stops teams at the top from raiding teams at the bottom.


I think I'm reading it wrong then... Teams above you in the standings or teams behind you in the standings. What other teams are there? You can't trade with teams that are tied with you?
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Re: Trade deadline

Postby bigmck » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:38 pm

You are reading it wrong. A third place team can only trade with a second or fourth place team, the teams above or below you.
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Re: Trade deadline

Postby jefferey13 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:57 pm

oh immediately above or below, makes sense now. Thanks
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Re: Trade deadline

Postby converge241 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:12 am

Most leagues I am in the trade deadline is about 2 weeks after the MLB non waiver deadline leaving 6 weeks or so left in the season sometimes 7 weeks depending on how the schedule is setup for MLB

I am trying a new thing in one keeper league I run where we allow normal trades commish reviewed until 8/17 but teams can "waiver" trade after that, meaning can trade all year but anyone below you can block a deal but has to be publicly blocked so heaven help you if you block someone else's then try to do one yourself :). And yes there will of course still be vetos to block, but that happens all the time in the real life waiver trading period. Teams in last and second to last can trade with each other without a veto if they wanted to shake things up for the upcoming season, and in theory other teams lower in the standings may be able to make some future adjustments.

But anyway mid August seems to work best IMO, allows some digestion to watch the real life crazy trading that can shake up jobs etc and a couple more weeks for fantasy tams to figure out if they are in it or not and what they need.
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Re: Trade deadline

Postby Goatrider » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:59 pm

We do three tiered. 1) Open trading until All-Star Break 2) All-Star until second Tues in August, the top 6 and the bottom six teams can trade. 3) Second Tues in August until Sept 1, you can trade with the team immediately above or below you.

And then we expand active rosters by one player on Spet 1.

Lots of fun. Can trade deep into the year, but keeps teams from dumping late in the season. Guys that do firesale usually do so in June/July and always come back the next year cause they got a great keeper core.
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