nyrblue2 wrote:There is no way a deal should ever be vetoed just because it is lopsided, especially in a keeper league. It's not up to you to decide what another manager wants/needs on his team. If he truly believes that Cust could be the next great HR hitter, let him do it. Who can say for sure he's not right? Maybe he's worried about Hamels' getting overworked, considering he was leading the league in IP for most of the way. Who's to say Harris won't be one of the best SS in the league next year and Renteria won't retire? Making these trades is not all about "names". Why didn't people complain and veto when guys like Tim Lincecum were getting traded for legitimate veterans before he even made 1 start in the big leagues? They were allowed because of Lincecum's percieved value. In actuality, people were trading away guys like Beltran and Texiera for a pitcher who had provided ZERO wins, ZERO strikeouts and ZERO contribution to WHIP/ERA at that point. Why is that ok? It's all about people's opinions and the chances they are willing to take.
That being said, I am not opposed to vetoing trades (or taking further action such as locking rosters) when there is hard evidence of collusion or cheating. If you know a manager is not returning to the league next year, sure don't allow him to trade Alex Rodriguez for Armando Benitez. Don't let him waive Johan Santana when the guy with #1 waiver priority is 1 start and 5 K's away from taking over first place in the league with 2 days left (especially if you happen to overhear a collusive phone call between the 2 guys or something ridiculous like that).
But when a guy makes a trade in a keeper league with the intention of returning next year and competing for the title, don't be the one to decide what's best for his team. That's his job.
Agree to disagree. Nowhere, on any fantasy site, in any rulebook, outlining any policy, does anyone say: "Collusion (cheating) is the only reason to veto a trade." We all have our opinions about why trades ought to be vetoed. Here I just don't see the effort from team B. Also, the league described in this trade is NOT a keeper, so check your facts. That's pretty much all I got.