Hey guys, I'm in a 16 team keeper league. Last season we had a new owner give up on his season EARLY in the year. I didn't have anything specifically written in the rules prohibiting it, so I allowed it, despite some very angry owners. This year, some people would like to see rules to prevent people from doing this again so early in the season. I was just wondering what, if any, anti-dumping rules your leagues have used and if they worked as intended.
Let me be perfectly clear on this. The owner remained active the entire season. He simply traded for the future incredibly early in the season, giving up high priced superstars for young, good value players for 2005. Make sense? A lot of owners would like to see an 'anti dumping date' whereby you can't obviously mortgage the future before that date.
1- He stayed active
2- He didnt drop all his players
3- He traded his stars for prospects early
Thats foolish, but there's nothing wrong with it. Im betting the owners that got angry were the ones that didnt benifit from any of his trades. Obviously there werent many angry owners. Otherwise they could have vetoed his trades.
Vetos are the best way to stop these trades.
However, the owner made a big mistake by trading for prospects so early. Its impossible to know who the good prospects are so early in the season. He should have waited.