So I agreed to a trade this week in my keeper league:
I sent: Cano, Segura and two late draft picks (28th and 29th rounds) so essentially Cano and Segura. I received: Kipnis (he'd fill in for Cano I suppose, but I also have Seager and Carpenter), Braun and 6th and 7th round picks (we keep 5, so these are useful picks for me).
The trade got vetoed, and I'm trying to see what reasons people had for it, but I'm looking for opinions on the trade. Cano and Segura would likely end up as keepers for the owner I traded with, Kipnis and Braun may or may not end up as keepers for me (one might, both wouldn't fit).
I feel that the other owner improved his team this year and I improved my situation next year (getting draft picks since I can't keep the 8 or 10 guys on my team that would be worthy of a keeper selection).
Was it really that lopsided? Obviously I think I got a good deal, that's the point making trades right? It just doesn't seem vetoable to me.
League: 8 Team, Points, Keep 5 Players. Scoring:
Offense: 1 pt per base, runs, rbis, walks, HBP. 2 pts for SB. -1 pt for CS and Ks.
Pitching: 1250 inning limit, 1 pt per out/k, 7 pts win, 3 pts QS, 8 pts save, 5 pts CG, 10 pts SO, -5 loss, -1 BB/hit/ER. Note that closers have much higher PPIP (~8) than a SP (~3.5), so closers are extremely valued, within reason.
C (1): Mauer 1B (1): Goldschmidt, D. Ortiz, Berkman 2B (1): Cano 3B (1): Longoria SS (1): Simmons OF (4): Bautista, Carlos Gonzalez, Fowler, Holliday Util (2): Ortiz, Berkman Bench: Lucroy, Carpenter, Werth, Jose Reyes, Ike Davis, Ethier, Segura
SP (4): Bumgarner, Scherzer, Buchholz, Cobb, Lincecum, Greinke, Teheran RP (2): Rivera, Nathan, Bailey, Henderson, Axford P (1): Always filled by closer (see scoring for reasons)
Obviously the Braun/Kipnis side is much better, plus you get picks. If I am in your league I'd be upset (or jealous? ) but I would certainly not veto unless I have collusion evidence. I'm in a keeper and dynasty league and there are several "What was he thinking?" trades every year, but we always let them go through if there isn't collusion (which there never has been).
Same as above. Shouldn't veto unless there's collusion. It's their fault for not taking advantage of the manager that you did! But yes, Kipnis and Braun is way better than Cano and Segura without any picks. Wayyy better.
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Alright, so the general consensus is that I got the best of the deal (not surprising) but not vetoable. That matches with my thinking (obviously since I wouldn't make a trade I didn't think I was getting the better end of the deal in heh).
I really don't think it's that lopsided of a trade. Segura is a solid keeper in my opinion, and the fact that he plays short stop makes his value even higher. I do think your getting the better side of the deal, but I would not veto it.