Matthias wrote:I think he means guys who won't make trades unless the deal is blatantly and lopsidedly in their favor. I have guys like this in my league as well, guys who won't make deals that benefit both teams but instead want to try to fleece the other guy.
I can share a case in point. Just last week I decided I'd try to trade Felix for Carlos Gomez for my pitching-heavy/speed-poor team. I knew I'd be selling low, but I was pretty sure I'd get a deal done. The Gomez owner is ranked @ #7 or lower in all 5 pitching cats, while I'm ranked @ #11 or better in all of them and only ranked @ #3 for steals. It seemed like a reasonable offer that would help both teams. I'm sure that many here would say that I would be getting hosed in the deal. Here was the message that accompanied the trade rejection:
"If you want Gomez, who is the 40th ranked player on Yahoo, you will have to do a lot better than Felix (not having a good season and on a bad club). I really don't need pitching, but I do need a power hitter. I would consider Votto + 1 or Ryan Howard. Gomez is constituting (sic) in all 5 cats.
Think about it."