yolksfolks wrote:However, talked to the guy getting Stras/Hamels and he told me point blank he was getting the "trade rape of the century" because the other manager doesn't really follow baseball. In my book, that was grounds for a veto.
If this is a (non-casual) league you care about, and you're concerned that this is going to turn into a pattern of noob abuse, here's what I'd do:
Pull Manager 1 aside and privately let him know why you think that trade is so bad. Don't mention what Manager 2 told you later. Just put the numbers out there. Ask him why he thinks the trade is good for him. Either he's playing a deeper strategy than you think (good or bad, you have to let him play it out), or he'll fess up to not paying enough attention and taking a bad offer put in front of him because it was there. If it's the latter, firmly-but-gently ask him to be a bit more diligent in the future. And no, you will not under any circumstances vet pending his trade offers.