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Postby bboy » Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:38 pm

The trade deadline is over. I'm 2nd pick on the waiver wire. Is it "the done thing" to do a deal with the guy with the 1st pick to both drop players in a pseudo trade? Might be a bit dicey?
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Postby so0perspam » Mon Sep 06, 2004 8:08 pm

that'd work, i don't see any problems that would arise
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Postby Madison » Tue Sep 07, 2004 12:12 am

If both of you are cutting valuable players, then I would suggest NOT doing it, and if the league has anyone with a brain, they will figure out that you guys "colluded" which is illegal.

So with that said, I would not do it.
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Tue Sep 07, 2004 12:48 am

hmmm. do u think it's a fair trade? cuz if it is, i don't see any problems, if it's not...
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Postby NZF » Tue Sep 07, 2004 1:06 am

As long as the two players are reasonably even then I wouldn't have a problem with it.
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Postby Tavish » Tue Sep 07, 2004 1:44 am

I would definitely have a problem with it, it is collusion even if it helps out both teams.

Your league has a trading deadline that every other player must abide by. No other teams can make this type of maneuver. Assuming normal trades have a veto restriction, this circumvents it (again it doesn't really make much a difference to me whether the trade would be vetoed or not).

I would suggest next year just removing the trade deadline if people are wanting to make moves through the entire season.
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Tue Sep 07, 2004 2:32 am

Tavish wrote:I would definitely have a problem with it, it is collusion even if it helps out both teams.

Your league has a trading deadline that every other player must abide by. No other teams can make this type of maneuver. Assuming normal trades have a veto restriction, this circumvents it (again it doesn't really make much a difference to me whether the trade would be vetoed or not).

I would suggest next year just removing the trade deadline if people are wanting to make moves through the entire season.


I agree.... :-)

Something like this happened in a league of mine last year and things really got ugly....and unfortunately we lost two good owners because of it... :-/

I wouldn't suggest doing it.... :-t
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:01 am

I wouldn't allow it in my league. The trade deadline is over and the player who drops his player first is doing so not to improve his team, so it's a violation of Yahoo's rules. We don't use most of Yahoo's rules, but that wouldn't be allowed anyway.

I hope the first guy to drop his player gets screwed when the other guy doesn't follow suit ;-)

Unique things like this such as, "if you give me Bonds now, I'll give you A-Rod in the off-season" don't fly with me. The trade deadline means trades are done.
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Postby Arlo » Tue Sep 07, 2004 6:46 am

Interesting reactions. I don't think I'd have a problem with a trade like this; after all, the MLB trading deadline isn't firm either.

Perhaps putting it to a league vote is the best way to go?
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Postby raiders_umpire » Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:12 am

i am not a big fan of it either....can cause big time problems as the other owners will definitely know what u are doing........dont do it...
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