I sent this message:
As Commish, I feel it is my responsibility...
... to try and make sure everyone is aware of the trade that was just done between Doc and Hair.
Team 1 gets Weathers (waivers) and Shields (20th round pick)
Team 2 gets Nathan(3rd round pick) and Wakefield (waivers)
To try and put some perspective to it, I put in parenthesis what round each got the player in the draft(or if they got them off waivers). Granted, Weathers is the closer for Cincinatti... for now. Something we weren't sure about at draft time. But still, it seems like a very cheap price for someone to pay to get, arguably, the best closer in the MLB.
Vetoing trades is decided by a vote, so it is up to all of us to decide if this trade is going to upset the balance of the league. If you don't see anything wrong with this trade, then you need not do anything. If you feel the trade is vetoable, you have until the end of tomorrow to do so, by clicking on the trade, and then on 'Vote Against the Trade' at the bottom.
This is not meant as a way of me saying I believe the trade should be vetoed. I just wanted to make sure everyone is aware of the trade while there is time to veto it. Not everyone gets a message when trades are done in this league, and not everyone checks their team every day. (I'm hoping everyone checks their e-mail every day. lol.) I just don't want people coming on the message board a few days from now and saying they didn't get a chance to vote against it because they didn't notice it in time.
Good luck to all this week!
This is the two replies I got from the same person
1. I don't have a strong feeling about the trade hairy proposed to me either way. I do ask that if you vote to veto, please post your reasons.
My view, which I know is shared by the majority in our league, from before Max joined us, is that no trade should be vetoed unless it appears to be collusion, or due to a manager who has given up.
I will be disappointed in this league if they veto a trade because they don't like it, or because it will "upset the balance of power" between the number 7 and 8 teams.
Whose balance of power is being upset?
And how did we end up with a commish who thinks it is his job to pass judgement on our trades?
2. I hate to let Max in on how I think, but as for the merits of the trade, I do believe that many people in the fantasy world, including Yahoo, overrate Nathan and underrate Shields in a holds league. So when hairy proposed the trade to me, I didn't say "oh goody, what a moron," I said, "I understand why he wants to do this, and he knows I "like" Nathan, so he is getting a solid and underrated closer plus a top setup guy, for a top closer and a throwaway."
That is how I see the trade, which is why I think that if it favors anybody in our league, it is hairy. Still, I have always had Nathan, and I figure I am overpaying only a little.
I don't mind Max passing judgement on everybody else's trades, but I request that he keep it to himself.
He actually has another (maybe a few more) now, but I will leave it at that. I obviously pissed this guy off.