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Postby keithp23 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:41 pm

HAHAHA

Yeah, the guys he gave up are done this year. So he's 'dumping' them off.

I know some leagues have anti-dumping rules, I'm just trying to find some. :)

Crush is a good guy, won the league last year. He got back guys he could ponder keeping for guys he wouldn't be allowed to. But still, as commissioner, I need to try to avoid these in the future. ;-D
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Postby J35J » Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:54 pm

keithp23 wrote:HAHAHA

Yeah, the guys he gave up are done this year. So he's 'dumping' them off.

I know some leagues have anti-dumping rules, I'm just trying to find some. :)

Crush is a good guy, won the league last year. He got back guys he could ponder keeping for guys he wouldn't be allowed to. But still, as commissioner, I need to try to avoid these in the future. ;-D



Yeah, In this case the trade is fine for the two involved. For the rest of the league its not very good, since the guy who was in 2nd now just got a whole lot better for the playoff run......... Not sure what to do there, don't have time to think about it right now... :-D


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Postby greenandgold » Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:21 pm

You will probably need to change your contract structure to stop this.
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Postby Old_Style » Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:00 pm

here's another reason why we should have a forum dedicated for commissioner questions/problems. :-?
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Postby Matthias » Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:49 pm

Well, the dumping wasn't the problem as much as the magnitude of it and the disparity in value. Basically, the Crush got a marginal return in exchange for setting up someone to win that season.

There's a couple ways to handle this:
1) Have an early trading deadline;
2) Have salary caps even if you're not an auction league, assigning average auction values to teams and giving them a fair amount, just not infinite, room to play with;
3) Create some sort of penalty for finishing last (in one of my leagues, the cellar dwellar is the accountant for the next year);
4) Change your keeper structure so that you just don't have keepers and non-keepers but more of a sliding scale.

I guess my short answer is that I wouldn't do anything to prevent this from happening b/c it looks like a legit this year/next year tradeoff, but I would just try to change my league structure to make it less appealing.
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