I don't think half of rondos team is keepers. Doesn't mean they should be given away to someone.
i don't care who the player is, just the principal of it happening. There's no gamesmanship from either side. You get a player for nothing and he gets nothing for it. If you're happy with getting a free player and vkc is happy with getting nothing then by all means go for it. Just thought I wouldn't see something like that with you guys.
re: SBL 2013 Spring Training (Keepers 3/17, Slow Draft to follow)(Posted by GynoSandberg on 1/19/13 at 12:13 pm to Louie T)
I didn't question your ethics. I already said I know y'all had no ill intentions with it. I did say it was borderline collusion, keyword borderline, because that deal would be questioned in the regular season.
And I don't care about voting. I just wanted to cut off the hunky dory gee golly ill give you a player for free bull shite before it becomes a common occurrence. Rondo was already licking his chops
I am sorry that you disagreed with the principle of it, and I will not do it again.
I made an offer to everyone that if they wanted Beachy or Perez (who I do not view as keepers), then to send me a pick for them.
I basically treated it like one of these pay what you want restaurants. I told Lou to offer me whatever and I would accept it. We did exactly that.
My logic was that I was moved up around 40 spots with this pick even if it was on the tail end of the draft. I was losing nothing. To me, a trade should benefit both sides. I think it achieved that end. Furthermore, now Youkilis will probably be entered back into the draft (who I like a lot more than Perez) and I can maybe attempt to draft him.
If you guys see it as bull shite or whatever, then I think the other 12 owners (not Lou or I) should handle the situation. FWIW, I am fine with what I got in the trade and personally do not see it as collusion, but it is totally up to you.
re: SBL 2013 Spring Training (Keepers 3/17, Slow Draft to follow)(Posted by GynoSandberg on 1/19/13 at 1:55 pm to Toula)
[quote]The reason it appears to be "borderline collusion" is because its the closest thing to you actually dropping a guy you aren't keeping and Louie picking him up in the FA pool to keep. This is essentially just a welfare trade. [/quote
Yeah that's what I'm saying.
It's all good, I just don't think that should become a common practice in the league. I have guys like Swisher Stubbs Willingham etc that I want to get rid of but I'm not going to give them away to a competitor