In the $$$ league I am commissioner of, there is one team that is completely dead. He currently has 4 guys on the DL in his starting lineup. He pretty much never changed his lineup since day 1.
A week ago, he accepts a trade from a contending team to give up Beltran for Bonds. Our league categories for offense are R, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, AVG and OPS.
Obviously Barry is a monster in AVG, OPS and HR. He is pretty average to below average in every other category. Beltran is obviously a bigtime stud, 5-tool player. He gets a lot of triples which is huge in our league.
This is also a keeper league.
My irritation is that this guy doesn't manage his team at all but is accepting a trade that will have implications for years to come...Bonds is not a keeper, Beltran is.
Nobody really complained about the trade, and rightfully so, it's not really that bad, even though Bonds is now on the bench for the other manager and the contending manager got an upgrade and one of the best keepers in Beltran.
I'm wondering. Should I lock this guy out from making any further trades? He doesn't really know what he is doing and if he isn't going to even set his lineup, I almost think that he shouldn't be allowed to make trades that can affect the league possibly years into the future. I don't like the thought of this, but I also don't like the thought of his team becoming a ballplayer swapping grounds.
What do you guys think?