Grounded Polo wrote:I hate people who make an offer that is obviously lowballed and then say, "I want the guys that I asked for, can you make a fair counter?" If you want my players, don't make me do the legwork of coming up with a fair offer, make one the first time.
Those managers are my pet peeves. I'm not sure if these people are unknowledgeable managers making sure they aren't offering too much for the players they want or very knowledgeable managers looking to rip you off, or simply lazy.
I take these the same way I take the emails that say "I'm interested in Fielder. What would it take to get him?" or "What would you want in return for Fielder?" or "Would you consider moving Fielder and if so what would you be looking for in return?" I get these questions every year from the same manager in my dynasty league. I'm obviously not shopping Fielder and I'm in the top three every year. Why would I want to move him? I always reply the same way; "Fielder is not on the market so I'd have to be blown out of the water. If you're interested in him make me an opening offer and I'll listen?" No offer is ever made but I get another similar question 4 weeks later.