SoxFanPJ wrote:Philisophically I also do not like vetoing, I had a deal of M. Barret for G. Sheffield 2 years ago, while Barrett was going on a homer binge at the beginning of the season vetoed.
However this early in the year one of two things could happen. The league could get pissed at the commish and some might refuse to deal with him during the season. Or They might suspect collusion given the two teams doing two trades so closely together and sour on the league entirely.
I would view having a vote as the greater good of the league as commissioner.
Or, the 3rd thing, which I admit seems improbable, Pujols goes down again, misses a lot of time and everyone razzes intense mercilessly for unloading the Big Hurt right before he hits 45 HR. What we are missing is how the teams are. If the Pujols trader has a backup plan and feels he needs a dude who some have rated is the best reliever MORE than the dude that everyone feels is the best hitter (again, pretty improbably but, well, you know...), then he should be allowed to trade him.
I can't imagine anybody colluding in a league though, as everyone is pretty cutthroat in ours. Also, it's so early in the year that trading is kind of silly and pointless anyway. We still have almost 3 weeks to go and who knows what will happen. I'd think that if the guy wants to trade Al for Frank and Smoltz, not something I'd probably do personally, as Frank AND Smoltz are a bit old for my tastes, it should be allowed to go through.
If you don't have voting on trades in your league for everyone though, you should NOT be subjected to 'extra' scrutiny or supervision, just because you are the commissioner. If you start that now, you are not going to be able to deal all year. Getting 12 guys to agree on what does or doesn't constitute a 'fair' trade is almost impossible. Even getting 6 of them to agree would be pretty tricky. If you are the only one who can be vetoed, the whole league will be destabilized and it will not be likely to be as much fun for anyone unless the winner is a complete idiot!!
I don't see being the commissioner as much more than being a volunteer to do the clerical work associated w/ a league. Occasionally someone needs to be smacked upside of the head or something like that but, even though I'm the commissioner of our league, there is no shortage of 'helpers' to deliver smackdowns on a daily basis when people suspect somebody's up to something. Or really, every day about 8:02, the Cubs/ Cards snipers start shooting at each other as I am in Central, IL, right on the 'border'!!