Wright2Reyes wrote:StlSluggers wrote:I do this as a matter of general practice. I'm not usually so blunt about it, but I think it's a requirement that you shop deals like this. If you don't, you're doing yourself - and the entire league - a disservice by potentially entering into a deal where you aren't getting maximum value for both parties.
Along these same lines, I once posted a suggestion in a collusion thread recommending that leagues with a collusive/ignorance problem should allow a 24-48 hour, counteroffer window. The general idea works like this: Two teams would post their deal, and the rest of the league has 1-2 days to publicly post a counteroffer. This method would make collusion blatantly obvious, while also helping to protect naive owners from their own ignorance.
I've often thought that the "perfect world" scenario would have all trade negotiations happening in public. Of course, that's not possible. There will always be side conversations, and you can't prevent that. But pertinent to the OP's question, I believe any action that brings negotiations into a quasi-public state will only help and will never hurt.
I actually wonder how a league would work if every trade offer you make goes to every league member in your league. It would be interesting to see how the league would unfold, knowing that every offer you make is public, I guess the idea of buying low would pretty much disappear .
One of my co-workers when interning used, and swore by the suggested method in his keeper league. I was intrigued by the thought, but feared that a fair deal could turn into a monster firesale if, for instance, the basement team realizes a player is on the market they didn't suspect. Then it would be like your work of going through finding out what it would take to acquire a player goes out the window, to a team simply selling off all their useful non-keeper assets. In a re-draft league I'd be more inclined to accept this method since there wouldn't be firesales.