Taking advantage of an owner - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Taking advantage of an owner

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Taking advantage of an owner

Postby giants8307 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 4:50 am

An owner in a random league I joined is obsessed with the Indians. In a strange turn of events, he picked coco crisp with his first-round choice. Yikes. He then proceeded to make reasonable picks, but with special emphasis placed on indians. Tonight, he dumped mora for Juan Gonzalez 8-o (Unfortunately, I only have 5th priority).

My dillema is this: I currenty have casey blake, and was wondering if I should send an outragious deal to him in expectation that he will accept it. I was thinking of something along the lines of blake/kevin brown for pedro. I'm thinking this may upset the balance of the league, if I can pull this off. Will the fantasy gods frown upon this sort of thing?
Image
giants8307
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1942
Joined: 21 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Washington, DC

Postby asumikey222 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:01 am

With someone that stupid (fantasy baseball-wise, at least) and obviously disinterested in competing in your league, the league is probably screwed regardless and can only be really treated as a total goof-off league in which case anything goes, unless someone seriously puts the clamps down on the guy, which would be difficult to do. So my answer is it doesn't really matter. This isn't a money league right?
asumikey222
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 329
Joined: 20 Feb 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Manhattan, NYC

Postby Spartans Rule » Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:10 am

From the title of this thread I thought it would be about preying on the less intelligent owners, which I'm all for.

But this guy just doesn't care, and he's bound to make a mess of things. So I agree that it really doesn't matter. I'd probably make the offer, just because it will be amusing to see if he accepts.
Spartans Rule
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 853
Joined: 28 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby giants8307 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:22 am

DEFINITELY a non-money league.
Image
giants8307
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1942
Joined: 21 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Washington, DC

Postby GiantFan666 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:24 am

That same exact thing happened to me last year in a mid-season league!!! I noticed a guy had a lot of Indians on his team so I scooped up remaining Cleveland starters from the WW to trade him
I didn't get first in the league, but I managed to play spoiler and siphoned enough points off of the guy in first to push the guy in 2nd
ahead..
GiantFan666
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar
Pick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 1588
Joined: 16 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Midwest Hell aka Omaha

Postby echrisl » Sat Feb 26, 2005 9:23 am

I had a guy in a league last year that did the same thing with the Cubs. I held onto Matt Clement all year just to piss him off. B-)
echrisl
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 417
Joined: 19 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Washington State

Postby CubsFan7724 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 9:35 am

Yeah, this league is lost now because hes making stupid moves that benefit other teams greatly. Is this a public?
Image
CubsFan7724
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Pick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 6426
Joined: 19 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: AKA 34=Sweetness on FFC

Postby JRM4833 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 9:49 am

asumikey222 wrote:With someone that stupid (fantasy baseball-wise, at least) and obviously disinterested in competing in your league, the league is probably screwed regardless and can only be really treated as a total goof-off league in which case anything goes, unless someone seriously puts the clamps down on the guy, which would be difficult to do. So my answer is it doesn't really matter. This isn't a money league right?


I agree with the new guy. :-b
Image

________________
One man with courage makes a majority.
Andrew Jackson
JRM4833
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 3308
(Past Year: 5)
Joined: 18 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Where else ... Boston

Postby Pochucker » Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:44 am

I guess in public league(wont play) anything goes but , in money league I"d be screaming bloody murder!
Unlike most I dont believe in taking advantage of other owners unless they think they are smart. I prefer to win on my baseball knowledge not my ability to con someone else who truly doesnt know. Just my opinion I know most dont agree.
Pochucker
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 679
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 4 May 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby quicksilver8 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:58 pm

In a public league where nobody knows each other, if you don't take advantage of this guy, somebody else will...and already did with the Juan Gonzalez trade. The guy signed up just like everyone else and has a right to play his team however he wants....so, make the offer.

In a private league with people I know, I would never advocate doing something like this.
quicksilver8
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 454
Joined: 7 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The Nebuchadnezzar

Next

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: GRIN and 6 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Thursday, Sep. 18
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Texas at Oakland
(3:35 pm)
Toronto at NY Yankees
(7:05 pm)
Boston at Pittsburgh
(7:05 pm)
Washington at Miami
(7:10 pm)
indoors
LA Dodgers at Chi Cubs
(8:05 pm)
Cleveland at Houston
(8:10 pm)
Milwaukee at St. Louis
(8:15 pm)
Arizona at Colorado
(8:40 pm)
Philadelphia at San Diego
(9:10 pm)
Seattle at LA Angels
(10:05 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact