|Trade Season is in Full Swing|
|Written by Perry Van Hook|
|Tuesday, 26 June 2012 16:54|
In keeper leagues it is trade season. Trade deadlines vary from league to league –some as soon as the All Star break, some in early August. So a team in my AL keeper league sends out this email…..
"I am going to trade Austin Jackson (5D10) this week. As I promised several of you, I am making a league wide announcement to invite all interested. Please email all offers by Friday.
All offers are acceptable (dump offers/player offers/minor leaguers/draft pick upgrades)
I will look at all of them
If you have multiple offers submit them
If you don't make an offer, don't bitch to me later, you had your chance."
Really have to love it on two counts:
1) He gave everybody in the league fair notice
2) He put them on notice about bitching when he trades Jackson to the team right behind them
Actually this should really be standard procedure for any teams that are “rebuilding” (yeah I know some of you like to say dumping but that shouldn’t be the intent or description). Give everyone in your league a chance to exchange offers with you – it makes the trades better for you and fairer for the league.
On the other side of trade negotiations be fair with your league mates. You don’t hold up one guy for a king’s ransom for one trade and then turn around and trade an equal player(s) to someone else for much less.
You should also be careful about trying to squeeze blood out of a turnip – if you have a fair offer on the table you have discussed with the other team and then at the last minute ask for “a little bit more”. You should get what you really deserve….
“Sorry bud I traded X to another team. See you next year”
And ending up holding the players whose contracts are expiring this year and getting nothing for them.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 07:56|