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deutschland wrote:This is for my main league, a standard 12-team Roto 5x5er. We have one newbie this year who appears to be completely clueless. He is friends with 2 people in the league and has barely made any transactions all year, so obviously there has been concern all year that he will be taken advantage of in a trade. I've been monitoring his activities closely, as I'm sure the other owners in my league have.
A couple of days ago he proposes a horrible trade to another owner who instantly accepts:
It eventually gets vetoed by ESPN league commish (surprise, surprise, right?) While the trade is being reviewed I decide to send the new guy a "fair" offer, knowing that his current trade will surely get vetoed and that these 2 guys will probably try to work out a better deal. I at least wanted to give the new guy a better idea of what someone like Santana is worth so that he doesn't get screwed by my competition. So I offer him:
To my surprise he accepts the deal. Fine. I get Santana and he gets some fair value in return (his weaknesses are saves and steals).
The other owner is now so pissed that I pulled this "underhanded" move that he is threatening to quit the league.
Do you consider what I did unethical or underhanded, keeping in mind I'm good friends with the guy who is now pissed?
Matthias wrote:you're worse than the original GM. he, at least, only accepted a bad offer which was proposed to him. you proposed something was bad. if you really just wanted to "educate" the new guy, you could have shown him any variety of player rankings or the trade board here. you didn't have to do it by fleecing him.
Ursa wrote:Since the original trade was nulled out, I don't see the problem with what happened. If your buddy is pissed about it, you should point out how underhand his attempt to take advantage of the rookie was.
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