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Postby Bukoski77 » Sat Jul 17, 2004 2:01 am

I wouldnt object because I believe the owner should be aware of any players most up to the date status they can get before accepting a trade.

I think it is wrong to do so however, even though I wouldnt object.

On another funny note that pertains to this thread, a few years ago I played in a 10 team H-H AL only league. We had that one owner who always offered stupid trades like his 3 scrubs for your Pedro type ripoffs. He would never pull those trades off the board even weeks after you ignored them.

After the All-Star break, one of the superstuds he was trying to aquire got injured. The owner immediately clicked on the accept button to give his done for the year injured player away.

The owner that offered the lopsided deal petioned the league to veto the trade. Every other owner was disgusted with his annoying 2-3 2nd tier player for our superstud trade offers though. For some reason nobody objected to that trade :-D .

I dont object because it is each owners responsibility to be aware of injuries. Sometimes the owners that attempt that get their fair due however ;-D .
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Postby CrazyPooja90 » Sat Jul 17, 2004 2:10 am

Bukoski77 wrote:I wouldnt object because I believe the owner should be aware of any players most up to the date status they can get before accepting a trade.

I think it is wrong to do so however, even though I wouldnt object.

On another funny note that pertains to this thread, a few years ago I played in a 10 team H-H AL only league. We had that one owner who always offered stupid trades like his 3 scrubs for your Pedro type ripoffs. He would never pull those trades off the board even weeks after you ignored them.

After the All-Star break, one of the superstuds he was trying to aquire got injured. The owner immediately clicked on the accept button to give his done for the year injured player away.

The owner that offered the lopsided deal petioned the league to veto the trade. Every other owner was disgusted with his annoying 2-3 2nd tier player for our superstud trade offers though. For some reason nobody objected to that trade :-D .

I dont object because it is each owners responsibility to be aware of injuries. Sometimes the owners that attempt that get their fair due however ;-D .



Lol, that's pretty funny.
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Postby pomplona's finest » Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:39 am

Well it seems so far the opinions are pretty split.
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Re: Trading Injured Players

Postby Lofunzo » Sun Jul 18, 2004 1:39 pm

blankman wrote:
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.


I agree. ;-D
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Postby Rico The Retard » Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:03 pm

i always trade my injured players away to some sucker in my league that doesnt read up on news in baseball so i get some good deals out of this guy because i have trade richie sexson troy glaus and mark prior all this year to him in exchange for hank blalock ben sheets and david ortiz

hahhahahahahaha
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Postby matmat » Sun Jul 18, 2004 3:14 pm

Rico The Retard wrote:i always trade my injured players away to some sucker in my league that doesnt read up on news in baseball so i get some good deals out of this guy because i have trade richie sexson troy glaus and mark prior all this year to him in exchange for hank blalock ben sheets and david ortiz

hahhahahahahaha


this further demonstrates that it is immoral, right?
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Postby Mookie4ever » Sun Jul 18, 2004 3:40 pm

It is unethical to try to take advantage of someone who doesn't know that the player being offered is injured.

2 years ago in one of my hockey pools the Pavel Bure owner heard about his season ending knee injury and immediately offered him to the other 11 owners in fair deals (fair if Bure was not injured). The news had not yet hit Sportsline but I saw it on SportsCenter and posted the news on the league home page.

Everyone agreed that the Bure owner was a slimeball and he was blackballed for the rest of the season - everybody else refused to deal with him.
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Postby Rico The Retard » Sun Jul 18, 2004 3:49 pm

who cares about your stupid hockey this is fantasy baseball forums
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Postby Mookie4ever » Sun Jul 18, 2004 3:50 pm

Rico The Retard wrote:who cares about your stupid hockey this is fantasy baseball forums


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Postby matmat » Sun Jul 18, 2004 3:51 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:It is unethical to try to take advantage of someone who doesn't know that the player being offered is injured.


Yes. I agree.

There are two possible scenarios though, and I believe that both are quite unethical.

1) player gets injured and manager tries to trade him before others find out. Quite unethical, but if a manager accepts the deal it is his/her own fault. Do a little research before you click "accept."

2) A deal has been proposed on day 1, say, Stud A for GoodPlayer B and GoodPlayer C. Manager with player A takes a day or two to ponder the trade. On day 3 player A crashes into the outfield wall and breaks both his legs. The manager immediately clicks the "accept button" getting B and C on his team before the other manager can withdraw the offer. This, I believe, is a much worse offense.
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