noseeum wrote:This just in, the Giants are now the favorites in the NL West. Bud Selig has ordered the Twins to send back Liriano, Nathan, and Bonser in order to protect the integrity of MLB.
Right, and the league didn't approve ARod to Boston in 2004.
League integrity is obviously unimportant. Possession is 9/10ths of the law and I guess a pending trade constitutes possession.
Besides, "league integrity" appeared as early as page 1 in this thread. Actually, it was part of what was practically the thesis statement (though a question) of the original post.
I don't think trades like this necessarily deserve to be "laughed off" the way some here do. I don't like to veto, but in extraordinary circumstances I might cast a veto vote.
:ARod did not go to Boston in 2004.
Some of you guys would defend Scott Shields for Johan Santana with logic like:
The guy really needed holds, what can I say? You're not supposed to veto except for collusion. It's a perfectly fair trade.
The problem is, with big multiplayer deals, it's easy to disguise a trade that is even worse than the above as something that only appears moderately objectionable.
What this guy is doing is arguably a bigger blow to his team than a straight up trade
of Scott S for Santana, and a bigger heist by the beneficiary.
When people are trying hard to win, you don't usually see trades like this one. That's why I automatically suspect collusion when I see a trade this lopsided. That's reason enough for me to use words like "league integrity," even if I have to endure surreptitious pot shots while doing so.
Edit: On another note, how does the team receiving the 5 player end of this trade actually have 2 players on his roster worse than Mike Jacobs? The answer to this question could go a long way to determining whether this is collusion, player dumping, or just irresponsibly awful fantasy decision making.
If he's dropping quality players to do the deal(or players who very obviously aren't his worst players), that's definitely a red flag.
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