Commissioner Corner Message Board
In a 14-team H2H each category league where we keep up to 3 players (each keeper choice that you choose to use serves as either your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd round draft pick next year). Here's the situation:
I have a current owner who's quitting after this season. He just dropped Pedroia to pick up Russell Branyan. His starting 1B (Berkman) got banged up so he needed to add a 1B. He already has Brian Roberts at 2B. I personally spoke with him to determine why he dropped Pedroia. He claimed that he didn't wish to drop any of his other players even though he had guys who are more droppable than Pedroia.
I'm the commissioner in the league, and I've had multiple other owners complain about this and demand that I put Pedroia back onto the team and force him to drop someone else to make the move.
So the question is: Do I let the owner run his own team and drop Pedroia? OR Do I put Pedroia back on his team and force him to drop someone else even though he's not breaking any league rules by doing so?
dumping pedroia and miggy, it's pretty easy to make the case that he's violating yahoo's fair play & sportsmanship rules:
1. All league-related transactions will be executed with the intent of improving the owner's team and/or its standing within the league.
2. No owner may drop or "dump" players from their team for any reason other than improving their own team and/or its standing within the league.
3. No owner will engage in any action that may be deemed to be collusive (two or more owners agreeing to make moves that benefit one team, but not the other).
4. No owner will make any roster moves (including waiver claims, trade proposals, etc.) whose sole purpose is to hamper the play of other owners.
5. No owner will take any action whose purpose is to, in any way, interfere with fair play in a league.
custom league, of course you're not obligated to follow their rules. but if it bothers you, that lays out the case.
You seem like you know your way around the fantasy scene. First of all Pedroia is good but he is no Pujols and he is coming off of an injury. Second, this is why waiver priority becomes very important down the stretch especially in deeper leagues. Lastly, as you stated in your post this person is not breaking any league rules. Hope this helped but in the end I think you just have to be pissed you can't be the one to pick him up.
- 5 Replies to the man
The only thing I might add is to check the connection of the person who is dropping him and the person who has waiver priority. If they are roommates, best friends, etc, then it raises the red flag. Other than that, things should be allowed to run the course.
I find it odd that he kept Roberts. I have Roberts and would choose Dustin coming off and injury to him 7 days a week. Dustin could be missing an arm and I'd still take him over Roberts. Maybe he doesn't know better. Who knows. Sounds fishy to me.
Expert Fantasy Advice
The Internet went to work creating hilarious memes after Tom Brady's suspension was lifted. … More »
Tom Brady's suspension is officially nullified. But should owners grab him earlier in light of the reversal? … More »
While the regular season is still a week away, this year’s crop of rookies seems to have underwhelmed. … More »