i had to make a decision and here's what i posted on the message board. (Sorry i blatantly plagerized your messages
You put it so well!!)
ok guys, Im blocking the trade. I hope nobody feels im overstepping my bounds here, but either way somebodys going to be unhappy. Here's my reasoning:
1. I'm concerned about a manager out of the running, particularly in redraft league, making an awful trade for the sake of messing with the standings of the league overall, if only because its the only way he can impact the league at that point. Also,The manager in question had been inactive for over a month before this trade.
2. I tried to get justification for the deal from both parties involved (particularly the guy getting Duke). One didnt respond and the other didnt have a very convincing response.Presumably the guy getting Duke needs SP help, so what I would be looking for in particular is that the guy trading Papelbon at least checked around to see if he could get something more than Duke in return, which I would think he'd be able to do. If he put in at least a good faith effort to find a better deal out there and nobody else wanted to deal, then I'd be OK with the deal, but if he just phoned it in and made a deal because he was out of it, it deserves a veto.
3. Most of the people who cared enough to vote on the issue were against it.
Feel free to ask me any questions. thanks and lets have a good second half.