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Postby pomplona's finest » Fri Jul 16, 2004 7:36 pm

sorry if this is in the wrong forum, didn't know where to put it

But anyways, in fantasy sports is it fair and morally right to trade a player right after you hear of him getting injured in hopes the other person doesn't know? I mean is it breaking the "fantasy etiquette code" to use your knowledge against someone else's ignorance?
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Postby Nomar4prez » Fri Jul 16, 2004 7:40 pm

If there's a 3-day wait till the trade clears, then ya, I think it's fine. If he finds out during then, he can cancel the trade.
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Re: Trading Injured Players

Postby blankman » Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:28 pm

pomplona's finest wrote:sorry if this is in the wrong forum, didn't know where to put it

But anyways, in fantasy sports is it fair and morally right to trade a player right after you hear of him getting injured in hopes the other person doesn't know? I mean is it breaking the "fantasy etiquette code" to use your knowledge against someone else's ignorance?


IMO it is "immoral" if you propose the deal right after the guy gets hurt, hoping to take advantage of the other owner. If a player gets hurt after it is accepted (while an accepted trade is pending) however, its pretty much tough luck.
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Postby Urge » Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:34 pm

Pretty shady, I wouldn't do it, but I don't play public leagues anymore only with friends.
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Postby eftda » Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:39 pm

Ya, I think its fair. Not honest, but its fair. Sometimes once a player gets hurt, I offfer a trade for him. When the guy gets up int he morning he sees this guy went on the Dl. hes pissed. But he sees my offer and takes it.
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Postby mikcou » Fri Jul 16, 2004 11:34 pm

Nomar4prez wrote:If there's a 3-day wait till the trade clears, then ya, I think it's fine. If he finds out during then, he can cancel the trade.


usually those periods are for veteoing only and a trade should not be veteod because of an injury.... as for trading an injured player its not unfair but its not exactly a moral thing to do
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Postby CrazyPooja90 » Fri Jul 16, 2004 11:54 pm

I don't do it. Eh, I just woulnd;t feel compfortable. Whther or not it is fair depends entirely on the rules of your league. In mine, it says the other person HAS to be informed of an injury that sends the player on the DL.
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Postby Fireball Express » Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:04 am

"Knowledge is Power" - Big Al

Two years ago I owned Woody Williams. Late one night I found out that he would be placed on the DL the following day (and for most of the remainder of the regular season it turns out). I struck up a conversation with a fellow league owner via IM. Mind you this guy was a rookie and I felt, as defending and eventual champ, that I should teach him a lesson. I traded him Woody. Now being a sportsman, I only took The Gambler in return. There were a few spot starts that I wanted him for down the line.

Not one owner vetoed the trade. We believe that 2 grown men can come to an agreement.

Next night at the ale house he was vocally giddy about his new aquisition. He's talking like he fleeced me. Then on the ESPN Bottom Line he reads that Williams went on the DL. The look on his face was priceless!
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So yeah it's fair. It can also be funny too! :-)
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Postby pomplona's finest » Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:13 am

nice story fireball
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Postby Madison » Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:02 am

I do not trade away one of my injured guys just to try to rip someone off. Not my style. B-)
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