I am the league commissioner of a Yahoo fantasy baseball league. Recently a trade took place between two members of our league that is clearly lopsided. Here it is:
TEAM A TRADES:
TEAM B TRADES:
*It should also be noted that Team B had Thome on it's bench since it had 3 firstbasemen for some bizzarre reason and also had 3 closers.
Now a week before this trade took place, Team A had proposed it to Team B. Team A told me that he was proposing this trade to Team B because he felt sorry for Team B because Team B had a bad draft and accidentally picked 3 firstbasemen. According to Yahoo Sports, "All league-related transactions will be executed with the intent of improving the owner's team and/or its standing within the league" and "No owner will engage in any action that may be deemed to be collusive (two or more owners agreeing to make moves that benefit one team, but not the other)."
I told the teams, for the aforementioned reason, that they needed to trade back the players involved in this deal since it was collusive. After finding out that I suspected corruption, Team A told me that he changed his mind about the trade and felt that it was actually fair. What should I do now? I don't know if he's telling the truth or just trying to defend his actions, but does it even matter considering what he told me before? Neither manager is willing to trade-back so should I switch the players from their teams? Does this warrant a suspension?
Thank you for any and all advice, especially from other possible commissioners who have experienced similar problems.