So I'm the commish of a 10 team keeper league. H2H, yahoo, 5x5, keep six.
Last year an owner traded Justin Verlander for Gabby Sanchez. I let the trade go through because I genuinely felt like it wasn't collusion but rather one owner just blowing it because he "needed a first baseman". The same guy who received Verlander in that trade, made a trade with a deadbeat owner who sent Curtis Granderson (who has 12th round keeper value) for Francisco Liriano.
So essentially one owner got Granderson (with keeper value) and Verlander (with keeper value) for Liriano and Gabby Sanchez.
Obviously, one solution is to kick out deadbeat owners (which I have done) but since this is a keeper league those mismatched trades come back to haunt the rest of the league year after year. I almost want to make a decision on all trades myself and if I don't like it, it doesn't go through. Obviously, that wouldn't go over well with the league but I put a lot of effort into this and want to make it fair for everyone. I'm just looking for ways to make this competitive and am looking for creative rules/settings that limits the B.S. with crap trades.
Is it better to let any trade go through if you don't suspect collusion... or should any owner be able to vote against a trade no matter what the reason?
Any thoughts/advice/help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.