Commissioner Corner Message Board
Need some thoughts.
Ok, I'm the commish in my main league. Everyone in it is one of my friends. Anyway, after Week 3 two of the teams made this trade:
Victor Cruz and Jason Witten
Matt Schaub and Dennis Pitta
Despite my efforts to explain to both parties why this trade was unfair, I approved it because no one else in the league complained and I want to be fair, after all it's not just about my opinion. Needless to say the person who received Schaub and Pitta regrets the decision.
Now, the same guy who got Victor Cruz got another person to accept this trade:
MJD and Randall Cobb
Law Firm and James Jones
He would be getting MJD. Am I wrong for thinking this is blatantly unfair? Randall Cobb and James Jones are almost the same player for fantasy purposes (I understand they have different roles in Green Bay's actual offense) other than Jones getting 6 TDs the last 3 weeks (not going to last). The other half of the trade is pretty obvious why it's unfair. MJD has some tough match-ups in the fantasy playoffs, but his remaining schedule is cake and the talent difference between him and Law Firm is pretty obvious.
I don't know what to do, maybe it's just me. I don't think it's fair and I want to disallow it but I wanted to find out what impartial people think. My friends will probably be mad at me if I don't allow it but this is getting kind of ridiculous. Thoughts?
Unless the trade is blatant cheating you have to allow it. Trades are always going to be one sided, and there are people who are higher on players, different situations, and much more.
Trading is a tool that people use to make their team better. Everyone can do it, and some people do it really well.
If the trade is accepted from the two grown people that either paid their money or signed up, then it should go through. You NEVER know how a trade will work out in the end.
Look at it this way...Before the season started you could have drafted RG3 in the 6th round or deeper. There are tons of trades you could have tried to make with him that would LOOK one sided, but RG3 has turned into a beast.
If the two agree and it is not CHEATING, then you must allow it.
I just left a league where the Commish decided what was a fair trade. Half the teams just quit over Commish oversight. It sounds like the real problem is you have an experienced and capable player in a league with folks who aren't nearly as accomplished. If the rest of the league doesn't protest, allow the trade. If they do, you can justify the decision.
Unless you think their is collussion the trade goes through . Of course you could call the 1 guy a cheater and tell the other he is 2 stupid to play fantasy football
Manage your team allow others to do the same.
- 1 Reply to mike
Tough call for sure, on one hand you want to be fair and let your managers play and manage freely, but on the other you need to make sure no "shadow governments" form where groups of managers conspire together to win at the expense of others, sounds like the two or three guys are friendly with each other and doing the other a favor... or one or two guys don't know what they are doing. I would post a message to both teams asking to explain why they think the trade will help their team.... see what they say.
disallow. you have a job as commish and part of that includes keeping balance in the league. cant allow one team to become overpowered. it will take the fun out of it when everybody knows who the winner is going to be
- 2 Replies to rob
"you have a job as commish and part of that includes keeping balance in the league." -- Wish someone would explain that to my commish who knowingly tried to trade rape his own gf -- if curious the trade was M Wallace for R Moss - he was getting Wallace
who are these other people in your league? something has to be up. like this guy actually owns the other two teams or he is working out deals with these guys to split the winnings. i dunno. seems ridiculous though.