Well, so far I was publicly flamed for offering Vernon Wells for Ichiro (about a month ago), and now someone posted the following message:
i am going on vacation and will not be playing for the est of the season. all my players are available. send me any trade if you want someone.
first come first serve!
good luck all!
Great. Like I said, at least he's being honest. I posted a reply asking if he could instead find a friend to take over his team for him.
It's a 12 team roto league. I'm in first place by about 20 points right now, and probably 9 teams are actively participating. I'm torn over whether to try and get some of this guy's players, or to let the competition strip him bare and try to catch me.
The only need I really have is in stolen bases. I did send him a Griffey-Miller for Beltran offer after reading this post, but I'm considering canceling it and letting what happens happen. Obviously that's not an entirely fair trade, although I'm sure it'll shine compared to other trades that get accepted. I think my squad is good enough I could still win without making any trades at all. I'll post both of our teams in a follow up post.
This is the last year I join a public roto league. The h2h format seems to keep people a bit more interested and active, so maybe I'll try another public h2h league. Or, better, next year I'll join a league formed here in the cafe.