First of all, here are the league settings: 12-team, 6x6 (standard stats + OBP/Holds), keeper (limited to active roster and so long as your under the cap) league. I am co-commisioner of the league.
Now, we expelled Owner A for not paying up on what he owes the league. That much is clearly stated in the rules. Now, Owner B wants to take over Owner A's team and leave his team to the new owner, which we have yet found. The thing with Owner B is that he is the laughing stock of our league. He's finished last for four or five straight years now and still going. The guy trades willy-nilly for the sake of trading. I made my thoughts clear that there will be none of this merry-go-round bullshit going on and that it isn't fair to the other owners or the new owner picking up a turd of a team.
So, Owner B decides to take it up on a poll and before I know it, seven of the 11 owners have voted and it goes: 2 Hell Ya, 1 Ya, 2 No, 2 Hell No. I thought about yanking it off and saying once again that there will be none of this moving of owners around. But, I didn't. I don't want to be an authoritarian figure in this league like our previous commish (whole other story, but a current owner) and that we would handle things through a vote. We typically discuss things we want to tweak prior to posting a poll (which I thought was disabled to non-commishes), but he posted without any discussion.
Now, I'm a firm believer that one should lie in the bed he makes and he should continue to lie in his mess. This isn't fair to the new owner, especially if he's never played before. This is a keeper league with minors and he could rebuild his team if he wanted to. But I know him and I know the way he plays his team. I KNOW he will destroy Owner A's team if he got his hands on it within a year and a half, if that long. And a lot of us suspect that Owner B are in collusion with the previous commish with their myriad of questionable trades, but of course, it's hard, if not impossible, to prove.
What should I do? Should I let the power of the vote decide the outcome? Or should I use my common sense and lay down the hammer and tell how it's going to be? Here are the teams in question. Remember, only a maximum number of active roster players can be kept next year, along with minor leaguers. Appreciate any feedback on this matter.
Owner A (Expelled)
C - J. Jaso, K. Suzuki
1B - A. Gonzalez
2B - R. Weeks
SS - H. Ramirez
3B - A. Ramirez
MI - M. Scutaro
CI - A. Huff
OF - C. Headley, J. Werth, R. Ibanez
U - D. Barton, T. Hafner, Y. Escobar
SP - A.J. Burnett, A. Sanchez, C. Carpenter, M. Scherzer, M. Pelfrey
RP - C. Hensley, H-Chih Kuo, M. Capps, T. Clippard
G. Sizemore, J. Ellsbury, R. Dempster, F. Rodriguez, J.J. Putz, C. Santana (IR), J. Nathan (IR)
ROOKIE C.V. Carter
Owner B (laughing stock)
C - J. Buck, R. Martin
1B - J. Loney
2B - J. Lopez
SS - D. Jeter
3B - J. Lopez
MI J. Uribe
CI - D. Lee
OF - M. Byrd, M. Cuddyer, N. Swisher
U - B. Wallace, D. Ortiz, K. Blanks
SP - C. Lewis, J. Peavy, J. Santana, J. Beckett, P. Hughes.
RP - B. Fuentes, J. Venters, S. Marshall, S. Romo
O. Infante, R. Theriot, A. Pagan, N. Morgan, S. Smith, R. Kalish, J. Shields, R. Porcello, K. Gregg, B. Webb (IR)