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AcesFull wrote:I am in a keeper league and rental trades are a commo event imn my league. The only thing that is kinda fishy about this trade is the prearranged trade back of soriano. I don't think that you can really even prevent this from happening without eliminating the rental trades. I think that you have to allow rental trades, makes the game more interesting.
bolkonsky wrote:We instituted a "no-tradeback" rule in our 10 team NL-only dynasty league about 6 years ago. The rule prevents people from making trades of this kind:
2005: Team A gives Piazza, Beltran and Prior
Team B gives Langerhans and Niekro
2006 (pre-season): Team A gives D. Navarro
Team B gives Piazza, Beltran Prior and Abreu
If you do not nip this in the bud, very shortly you will have people basically exchanging teams so that one of them can win one year and the other can win the next (and this is clearly collusion). If you enact a rule like this, make certain that you include a provision accounting for "substitute" return players (i.e., in the example above, Team B giving M-Cab, Thome and Shcmidt in 2006 instead of Piazza, Beltran and Prior).
Ever since we enacted this rule (and explained the policy behind it), we have not had any problems. If the people in your league are even remotely reasonable, I think they will see why trade arrangements of this type should be discouraged.
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