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12 Oct 2010

Trade Veto Guidance

Would you veto this trade?:

Matt Schaub for Vincent Jackson

I have never vetoed a trade, and I don't really suspect collusion here since both teams are still in the hunt. The owner that is giving up Schaub has been asleep at the wheel and not replaced players during their bye weeks, but has still stumbled to a 4-1 record. He has Orton on his roster.

Posted by: cly on 12 Oct 2010

2 replies , Last at 14 Oct 2010, 10:48am by cly

Re: Trade Veto Guidance
by Fontes of Wayne :: Tue, 10/12/2010 - 8:46pm

I generally don't vote against trades, either - my leaguemates are all grown-ups and can make their own deals - but I do have a problem when owners who have been otherwise inactive suddenly perk up to make what looks like a lopsided deal. I would ask the following questions:
Is this a keeper league? If so, while I don't think it's a good trade, there's no way to gauge what either owner thinks of V-Jax's long-term value.
Is this a money league? If not, then no way do I veto. If so, I'd at least bring up the fact that I think this trade looks out of whack.

Re: Trade Veto Guidance
by cly :: Thu, 10/14/2010 - 10:48am

It is not a keeper or money league, but this trade was overwhelmingly vetoed without my participation.

Thanks for the insight.

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