I am in a new Dynasty 16 team Points H2H league and even though I was autodrafted... I have made more than 4/5th the allowed yearly moves just to try and get to the point where I could compete for the championship. That said... I am almost there and am in 3rd place currently.
Ever looking to better my roster, I just got sick and tired of seeing negative numbers from Uggla and finally decided to get rid of him. At the same time, I had previously picked up FA Steven Drew and had him on DL... but when he got activated, out of my roster players, he was the first to get cut... so... I decided to try and trade Uggla and Drew for some alternate player. I was looking for either a decent SP or a replacement 2B for Uggla.
So, I first posted my tradeblock for Uggla, Romero and Drew and waited for offers. None which gave me a starter in return came my way.
Next, I looked at just about every team and made them an offer of some combination of Uggla, Drew, Romero, or one or two of my draft picks from next year and beyond. ALL my offers were either rejected or ignored for days after I saw they were looked at by their owners.
So, I kept moving down the list of players on teams I would accept and finally got to Aaron Hill... I saw that he was hitting more like he did when he last kicked butt and was scoring more than Uggla by about 10% YTD. But, I also got rejected by almost all the other teams and so I wanted to make sure I got this deal accepted, especially since this owner usually only logged in about once a week.
I offered Uggla/Drew/3rd round draft choice in 2013/1st round draft choice in 2014
Here's why this makes sense....
I was about to drop Drew since he is coming off DL and he is the worse player on my roster. Next, Uggla is costing me points rather than making me any during the last month due to his K's. Hill is kicking Ugglas butt with regard to points in last 30 days and even for the year on the whole. Now to the problem area... draft choices. We are a big roster dynasty league. We ALSO each have up to a 10 player farm team of rookies and prospects. This means that for every year looking forward, only the first dozen choices or at most the first round of draft picks will have any relevance in the following year.
So, I made a decision to pretty much just kick those picks and use them to try and win this year. Hope that makes sense.
With that in mind, I offered a deal and it got accepted as such:
I give Uggla, My ready to be cut Drew, my 3rd round pick in 2013(which I probably won't use) and my 1st round pick in 2014(which I can trade back for late in the year or next year during our draft them, if I want.)
I still have valuable players on my DL like Longoria, and a few closers which would make it even harder for me to draft and use anyone on my team as it now stands...
YET, I already have 6 vetoes, mostly from the teams who already rejected my offers of Uggla, etc... and who led to my desperation deal which I really need to have....
So, would you have vetoed this deal and if so, why?