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  • Shake Shake Dec 17, 2012 7:57 PM Flag

    Need some Commish Advice.

    This reply is to Eulogys...I see your point about Gronk, I still think people are missing my point, or maybe I'm taking the rule we have in our league too literally.

    But either way, I didn't keep anything from happening, but it did cross my mind as to why this guy would just drop a top guy without even figuring out whether or not he was out or not...he did have an extra defense and Vick on his bench, and Dez hadn't been ruled out.

    But you guys are right as far as not intervening, which I didn't, but where do you draw the line then? Letting people drop big names at any time is okay? Is it only okay if there's a potential injury? How bad does the injury have to be? I mean it's a lot of gray area isn't it. I'm just trying to be the best commish I can be and be fair to all teams so I don't end up having a league where people are colluding or giving up on the season, not that this was the case but just in general. I mean it seems that basically what your telling me is that the commish role is just to start the league and basically do nothing else?

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    • There's a lot of roles for the commissioner, but they mostly have to deal with setting up the league/rules and then handling any disputes between the owners. Trying to micro-manage an owners roster is not one of them. When you start dictating who can and can't be dropped, you're creating your own Can't Cut List, which you'll find most people don't like playing with.

      I've been a commissioner for 15+ years and have seen my fair share of questionable roster moves, but the only time I have felt it was my responsibility as commissioner to reverse them are when non-playoff teams try to dump their rosters into the FA market. Other than that, all you can do is just shake your head and laugh.

    • I think the part that everyone here is missing is the fact that the guy didn't pick anyone up to replace the player he dropped. What was the point of dropping Dez if you don't replace him with anyone? I think you asked a perfectly legitimate question, I think that most just have problems with reading comprehension. The move reaked of cheating or a mistake any way you look at it. I don't think I would have made any changes, but I would have asked why the guy didn't pick up another player from FA to replace Dez. If he feels he's done, thats fine. But an empty roster spot makes no sense what so ever. And since you have the rule in place that every move has to improve your team, even if Dez died in a plane crash, dropping him for nothing doesn't improve your team at all. Therefore, the guy was breaking your league's rules regardless of the outcome of Bryants injury.

      Anyways, i'm glad it didn't affect the outcome. Now hopefully the idiot that dropped Dez will lose down the line because of the move. Good luck!

    • They should be allowed to drop anyone they want at any time with two exceptions:
      1. Collusive use of the waiver system with another manager.
      2. Dropping an entire team (or the majority of the team) out of frustration or with a desire to ruin the league.

      For #1, you would need some actual proof. Not just a hunch.

      The commish's role is to start the league, to make sure everyone knows the rules, and to enforce said rules.

      People make mistakes all the time. You can't stop them from making it. How would it be more fair to put Dez back on the original owners lineup, absolving him of the error? It wouldn't be fair to the guy who managed his waiver priority and picked him up. Anyway, you did the right thing. Good job.


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