Pedantic wrote:Fantasy owners can be a funny bunch. So what if the offer is bad? An offer is a beginning, not an end. Are fantasy owners as a whole so sensitive that they can't take a little hardball? They're just words. But of course we can't let such a vicious attack on our precious male egos go unpunished, so we ignore the offers. Oh, wait, except in our pride-induced hissy fit, we forget that we're only hurting ourselves. Whoops. At least we get a free pass on being assholes because we're big, bad men.
LOL! I have to agree w/ this.
And don't forget that you can have legitimate reasons for valuing players in a trade/offer differently than others, especially if the league setup is non-standard and/or quite different than what the various owners are used to. Just the other day there was one long thread debating about youth vs proven veterans in keeper leagues. If you're on opposite sides of that debate, you'll probably look at offers very differently. But even then, that does not mean you cannot eventually negotiate a workable deal, particularly one where both sides feel like they got the better end of it.
To me, the only time lopsided offers are truly annoying is when the other owner obviously makes zero attempt at making reasonable offers over and over again despite whatever feedback I give him. And to date, I've only encountered one owner like that -- and he's a regular in the non-keeper league I play every year, and because of the way he plays, he has never made a single trade w/ anyone else in the league. Funny thing is I almost managed to make a useful trade w/ him this year where he thought my offer was too good to be true -- and I felt like the whole thing was a challenge that would finally yield some personal satisfaction all on its own
-- but for some reason, he suddenly became inactive, so I ended up canceling to make some other move instead of waiting forever.
Oh, the other thing that can be rather annoying is people who'd rather use the public message board to air out their displeasures about trade offers (or lack thereof) than actually make any real attempts at trading.