ukrneal wrote:Did he show any signs of this behavior before the trade and were there other incidents that maybe he didn't share with you?
I ask, because this is important.
First, the trade is bogus. In other words, a hot RP with no track record is not an even trade for a consistant producer (who can easily be a top 50 player, and isn't doing too badly as it is). This trade would irritate me too. Second, this trade is clearly designed to take advantage of a weaker owner. ... SNIP
He was sort of flaky from the get go with being unreliable to respond to emails when we were trying to get the draft date set, etc. and then being the one person that we had to change draft dates several times when the rest of the league had agreed to one. He complained about an earlier trade too (not involving me - Furcal for Barmes/Holliday) but not nearly as bad as this one. He has yet to cast a vote against a trade though as the rules state, instead choosing to flame away at people on the board instead of just voting against it.
I have to take exception with you on Anderson being a consistent producer, however. Our league has 2b, 3b and OPS as categories in addition to the standard 5x5. Under those categories, Anderson currently has negative value because he only is helping in RBI's and AVG (just barely here) while hurting you immensly in SB, triples and being below avg in doubles. Just because he was good in 2003, does not make him valuable a year and a half later. Walker had just saved 7 straight games and was looking great throughout May, his 6 ER's in the past 3 games were not considered because they hadn't occurred until after the trade was accepted.
Now I realize that Walker is/was a risk, hell he was a risk for me to even pick up in the first place...but so was Worrell 2 years ago when he started saving, so was Gagne, so is ANY first time closer. Some take to it great, others don't...Walker looked like he may have been really taking to it until his last 3 appearances and even still hasn't blown a save yet.
Anyway, this is a very competative league and really only has a few weak managers including the offending manager. None of the other owners have expressed any negative reaction and the ones who have spoken up say they understand why the trade was accepted (guy getting walker is tied for last in saves and is desperate for them) and they also understand that Anderson is on the downside of his career and not THAT valuable in our scoring system.
I guess everyone is going to have different opinions, but at the time the trade was accepted, a guy who had just converted 7 saves in a row with a 3.42 ERA was not bad value for an over the hill OF with a.284 BA that only had 1 redeeming category (RBI) out of 8.
BTW, we have tried reasoning with the guy, it is not possible. It has only escalated things. He refuses to follow the process described in the rules, instead choosing to being a jerk on the league forum.