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That one guy that sends trade offers that benefit only him.

Postby xxxtheizxxx » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:40 pm

So I have this one guy that we all deal with every year. He keeps sending me trades that are only benefiting himself.

What do you do with these guys? I been playing way too long but these guys never seem to get it. They start to believe themselves in that they honest believe that they are offering YOU too much when in fact you will be screw if you take the trades.
Most recently I was offered Starlin Castro and I would give him Michael Young and Matt Holiday. I told him no. He got pissed and said that Castro was worth more than both of those players. I beg to differ. Just an insane statement. He said that Michael Young wasn't that good. lol Young should bring 100 runs, 100 rbi, 20 hrs and +.300 BA. Matt Holiday, enough said.

What do you guys think and what would you do?
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Re: That one guy that sends trade offers that benefit only h

Postby MashinSpuds » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:20 pm

I would just reply back with statistical comparisons. Saying "yeah huh" and "nuh uh" based on personal opinion will never win this guy over, but if you calmly compare 3 year averages, minor league numbers, and other quantitative data then the other guy will have nothing to go on.

If you wish to counter, also include statistics so that the trade looks more even. It'll take legwork on your part (and he probably wont' respond in kind, or use small sample sizes to back up his wild claims) but you'll take the higher road by doing so.
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Re: That one guy that sends trade offers that benefit only h

Postby threelions » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:29 pm

just leave the offer open and say nothing.
there's always a chance that your guy might get hurt and out of the year.
in that case, click the accept button fast.
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Re: That one guy that sends trade offers that benefit only h

Postby biffy44 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:24 am

First 'that guy' in my league offered me Capuano & Kerry Wood for my MadBum & Hanrahan

Now 'that guy' in my league offered Wainright & Wood for MadBum & Hanrahan.

While still a terrible trade, he is showing signs of improvement.
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Re: That one guy that sends trade offers that benefit only h

Postby FantasySportsMaven » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:29 am

I usually say thanks for the offer, but I have no interest in those guys. Here are the guys on your team I might consider in the right deal. I also might counter with a trade including those guys and the guys he wants.
Then if he responds with anything but offers which include those guys, I just reject the offer without comment.

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Re: That one guy that sends trade offers that benefit only h

Postby thatguysound » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:44 am

I never have a problem with someone sending me a lowball offer. Smart managers are always looking for steals, and you never know if the other manager will have a brain fart, so why not give a try. I usually give two counters: one for what they offered, and one for what they asked for.

When "that guy" gets to be too much - getting pissy or whatnot - then you simply confront them with logic. Take that Castro for two players deal that the OP mentioned. Ask him if he would accept the deal if it was offered to them. If he say no, then you point out he just admitted to trying to rip you off. And if he say yes, then ask him why he wants to trade the Castro for two lesser players in the first place.

"If you wouldn't take the deal yourself, what makes you think I would be interested?"

Or...

"Thank you for being SO generous, but in the interest of competitive balance, I just can't possibly take advantage of your team by accepting your offer."
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Re: That one guy that sends trade offers that benefit only h

Postby MashinSpuds » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:40 pm

thatguysound wrote: Ask him if he would accept the deal if it was offered to them. If he say no, then you point out he just admitted to trying to rip you off. And if he say yes, then ask him why he wants to trade the Castro for two lesser players in the first place.

Ooh, setting logical traps! I like it. ;-D If you can keep a straight face, this is not a bad move. A lot of ideas after mine were very good to consider as well.
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Re: That one guy that sends trade offers that benefit only h

Postby mixmastamikal » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:52 pm

If someone in my league sent me that trade i would respond simply "Get real Bro" then would probably get something back like "had to try LOL"
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Re: That one guy that sends trade offers that benefit only h

Postby unkle » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:54 pm

i give a guy a pass if he does it once, but if you play with same guy over and over maybe talk it over with commissioner

i consider it poor etiquette
please help with my team! WHIR!

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Re: That one guy that sends trade offers that benefit only h

Postby fierro33 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:10 pm

Its all a part of the game. Its called the art of trading. Embrace it.
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