Hi everyone, I'm new here... well sort of. You see, I registered here at the Cafe before the 2003 season when I found this place doing a google search for fantasy baseball sites. At first I just lurked around a little bit and read the various threads whenever there was a topic that I needed information on. By the time I felt like I had anything to contribute I had forgotten my username and was too lazy to figure it out so I just posted as a guest. I did this a few times and for one reason or another I eventually stopped visiting the Cafe altogether. It wasn't until recently that I came back for the 2004 season and I must say that this place has really gotten HUGE! Anyway, I decided to dig up my old username and hopefully start posting on a regular basis. This brings me to my first official post...
If there is one thing that really irritates me in fantasy baseball it is managers who feel the need to veto every single trade without even taking a second to look if just maybe it makes sense for the teams involved. I'm afraid one of the leagues I'm in this year is full of these types of managers. This is my 6th season of fantasy baseball and never have I been in a league so trigger-happy with the veto button. So far there have been seven trades accepted in this league and only three have actually passed (perhaps half of the owners didn't check the site those three days
The latest deal to fall victim to the league vote involved me and another owner who was looking to move Pedro Martinez from his team for some hitting. Since I needed to improve my starting pitching I made him an offer of Todd Helton for his Pedro and Frank Thomas. He accepted my offer and I figured all was well good until I just checked my email. Turns out the trade was vetoed not even 10 hours after it had been accepted. What really has me upset besides the veto itself is the fact that nobody had the balls to post anything on the message board explaining why they voted the way they did.
Anyway, I decided to come here and ask you guys what you think before I post a message on the league board blasting the other owners for their actions. Do I have a legitimate gripe here or am I overreacting by being upset about this. I figure I should get an unbiased opinion on this situation before I speak up about my frustration. Am I missing something here that the majority of the other owners in my league are apparently seeing? Please let me know what you guys think. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks