Commissioner Corner Message Board
I recently had to explain to my league what constitutes a VETO and figured you may want to post it in your league to explain the process and to prevent some idiots from being VINDICTIVE!
I have had to explain this in my previous league and have not had to explain it in this league yet because the owners in this league have had experience in Fantasy Ball.
What constitutes the proper use of a trade veto?
I would like to explain to everyone here the meaning of vetos in Fantasy Football/Baseball/Basketball/etc.
The only reason to veto a trade in Fantasy is if there is any COLLUSION going on or if for some odd reason i let my wife own a team next year and wants to trade away Aaron Rodgers for Shaun Hill, and mind you the reason i would veto it would be so i could save time for the commissioner. Meaning this trade had been mistakenly proposed and the commish would have to reverse the trade.
And now for a little definition for some of the newcomers.
collusion = cheating = 2(or more owners) trying to pull a fast one on the league
I think you just need to take a look at all trades, if it is dumping players then there is a problem.
Just a bad trade IN YOUR EYES is not something that should get a veto, let the owners manage their teams. Just be on the look-out for suspicious behaviorr.
It isnt what you think of the trade or "ahh i wouldnt of done that." You have to look at each of the owners needs. I have Jaamal Charles sitting the Bench and he has Mike Vick SITTING THE BENCH. All trades are not to be equal on every level.
Whatever two owners agree on is their business, unless they’re cheating, and then it’s everyone’s business. Half the fun of the game is to see who comes out ahead in these trades anyway. We need to remind ourselves occasionally of this: Men are not statistical machines, but people like you and I (okay…so they’re richer and more athletic and some date supermodels). As for “equitable” value, remember this adage:
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” This applies to fantasy ballplayers, as well.
FYI- If there is any collusion in this league it will not be tolerated. Obviously there will be mixed feelings on every trade that goes through for the rest of the year but what would be the reason for trading if the teams were not bettering each side. And in most cases one of the teams will have to give up a little more to get what he is in need for.
I have to say that only vetoing trades you feel are collusive is just a terrible way to play.
If you feel any managers are acting collusive, you kick them out, you don't veto their silly fantasy trades.
You also d not want to accuse people of anything without proof, and if there is cheating proof you just boot them.
I believe every league needs a veto process for unfair deals, because lop-sided trades kill the fun, and competitive balance, and without that why play.
If any commish's out there want an unbiased an impartial trade review service for their league, I recommend fantasytradereviews.com.
The site does cost money, but I know I am willing to pay for an unbiaseed review service for my leagues ot avoid conflicts.
further more unless you have a specific rule that states when a veto can be used and what the penalty is if the rule is broken
then you need to shut your pie hole, and let your league mates play...... making up rules once the season has started is way worse then your whining about vetoes.
I really hope you're right man. Nicks seems too inconsistent, I feel like all of his TDs have been flukes and he wont be posting that many touchdowns all year. Brandon Marshall is one of my favorite players and I think he's the best WR in the league.
BTW I really appreciate your help, you are probably the first person I've met on yahoo message boards that is 100% legitimately helpful. I appreciate it a lot. Thanks man.
I can not flat out reject a trade before the voting has finished, but i can go into rosters and add or remove players without consent. This will be posted in the transactions though so you will have an argument:) hopefully this is the same in your league. By the way i have Nicks and believe he is going to be solid though-out. I am guessing your gunning for B.Marshall but even if it doesnt go through your solid.
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