The Guru wrote: Yoda wrote:
The Guru wrote:I hate owners who won't do trades.
1. They overvalue there own players. I never understand why this happens but it does.
2. They only are willing to do a deal that they are obviously winning. Trading is a big part of fantasy baseball. Owners should trade when they have a hole that needs to be filled. But most owners are morons and don't realize that.
I honestly think owners that don't trade ruin the league and make it alot less fun.
If I were you I wouldn't do either of those trades. If your looking to move Ichiro you should be able to get a stud power hitter in return. Try for someone like Miggy Cabera, Edmonds, Texiera, Rolen (when he comes back healthy). If you trade Ichiro for any of those guys you should be getting back another good player in the deal because Ichiro is more valuable then all of them.
Who doesn't think that their players are worth a lot more compared to what the rest of the league thinks?
Also, it's human nature to try to get more for less.
To answer your question, me for one. Also anyone willing to do a even trade.
Tell me why you overvalue a player just because they are on your roster? That doesn't make any sense.
If you are an owner that is only willing to do a trade that you win then your not going to do many trades.
Guru - being in a league with you may be different, but its been my experience that trades generally ruin leagues, not improve them - particularly blockbuster trades. I have a friend who's still not talking to me from Fantasy football 2 years ago because I vetoed his Derrick Mason for Ricky Williams trade. But I think the same rule applies to baseball. So rarely do you get a pareto trade offer (i.e. a trade that makes both players better off) - well over 90% of trades are bad for one of the teams.
To analogize to the actual game itself, contending teams generally trade with out of contention teams - the issue of money is front and center. Team A is willing to take on a big contract to make a run and team B is already thinking about next year, developing prospects, etc. Sure, there are examples of contenders trading (Jeff Nelson for Armando Benitez a few years ago, for instance), but most trades are of this type in the league.
This is not to say that fair trades don't exist and happen in FB, but they are the exception, not the rule - so to say that you hate owners who won't do trades I think is overstating your case. I've been playing FB for 3 years in a competitive league, am always in contention (and won last year) and I've done one trade - and it was a middle reliever for a middle reliever 2 years ago (don't even remember who). To me, FB is one and lost on the waiver wire, not by making trades.