I have completed 7 trades.
5 were with one squad.
I have pulled the better long term pieces...But now the league is polling to see if they need a league mandated 3 day veto period.
This will pass with flying colors for sure...I even voted yes to it.
After this poll is done, a new poll will be put up asking for all (or some...needs clarification for this) of my trades to be reversed, then put up for a league vote.
Sent Grant Balfour
received Matt Thornton, Mike Minor
crappy all around trade. but shouldn't raise eyebrows
Sent Jose Bautista, Jose Altuve & Gerardo Parra
received Ian Kinsler, Jesus Montero, Billy Butler & Michael Morse
many counters were done before we agreed to this. I was just trying to get out from under the struggeling Bautista before his value diminished.
shouldn't raise eyebrows
Sent Hunter Pence, Fernando Rodney & James McDonald
received Stephen Strasburg, Austin Jackson & Colby Lewis
the name Strasburg evidently made people question this deal...Other owner was called a moron according to the commish when stating this trade raised eyebrows. I am not sure if other owner is familiar with keeper leagues or not...All I did was counter several times & finally accepted this offer he sent. I would by no means call this a good trade for him...But I also don't think this should be vetoable...or whatever you will call what will be done by the end of the week when the trade will 90% become null & void..
Sent Ian Desmond, Jemile Weeks & Brett Myers
received Elvis Andrus & Matt Joyce
He sent a message saying pretty much this
I accepted the deal. Myers seems like a very good relief pitcher and Weeks should comer around sooner or later. Desmond is also a good replacement for Andrus. Good trade all around for both sides I'd say
while I don't really agree with his assessment...He seemed happy with the deal...& I just wanted a SS who isn't a streaky hitter that will kill my AVG for weeks at a time. Joyce wasn't a piece I was after. Should this really get overturned a week later...
Sent Carlos Ruiz
received Bryce Harper & Jose Altuve
this trade was just bad. this was when the league message was created...This offer came out of nowhere...And I rushed to accept before he could cancel.
Ruiz has been a stud all year...But In a dynasty league..Harper is on a tier all to himself. I had no desire to bring on Altuve, but also didn't want to miss a shot at Harper by doing a counter.
so now questions about us cheating or "red flags" have been thrown out there...they are pushing for all trades to be nixed & run through a league voting structure that has never been in existence before...& the one guy is very outspoken & will vote against all the deals more than likely..
I have no real way to prove I wasn't collaborating with the guy...other then all the proposed deals & counters that were offered & rejected for one reason or another...I sent all of these to the comish, & he said little to nothing...so I am not sure if it is just irrelevant to the situation or not..
the person seemed to be making a big deal of the fact that I have traded so many times with the same owner, & having 2 accepted trades on back to back days...when the truth is that since the strasburg deal, I had sent out over 20 trade proposals to 8 of the 9 other teams in the league..they get declined or time out...so no one sees them.
the other issue going against me is I know no one in this league, I have been in one previous league with the commish & he needed a replacement, so he asked me...But in the league Is the Commish's brother, His father, and I believe he mentioned it being a few friends or coworkers...not sure of all the other relationships...so he has lines of communication that have been used by them that aren't available to me..so I am sure I am getting trashed along with the other owner doing these trades. The new owner that I have traded with was also new to this league & in a different league I am in, but we did not know each other personally & have only been aware of each other since this baseball season started.
I admit that the last trade is bad, but all I did was hit accept...But this is going to be a total witch hunt in which I can do little to nothing it seems & will never be able to trade again with these people.
I would also like to add that the commish is just trying to handle the situation..He isn't trying to make rash decisions or anything of that nature. He even mentioned on at least one occasion he liked a deal for both sides, and about Stras, he was suprised he went for little...But that seemed like nothing more then a "nice move" type comment.