hawksfan896 wrote: I'm almost sure the trade would go through though, and here's why: Yahoo doesn't allow commissioners to personally have the final say in trades or acquisitions, there would be too much room for error (commishes making their own teams good), so the only thing that can happen is a fellow owner (or owners) filing a protest with yahoo itself. Any owner in the league has the same right as the commish to lodge a protest. Yahoo won't veto stupid trades, just obvious collusion.
Are you talking private or public? The rules are completely different. You must be referring to public leagues. In private leagues, like the one being discribed in this situation, the commish holds all the power. Only he has the right to veto. Sure, the fact that there is a conflict of interest in every decision is obvious, but that doesnt change the fact that this is how it is done.
Being a commish is a huge responsibility that I would guess less than 5% of Yahoo commissioners understand. I am a firm believer that the only trades that should be vetoed are when collusion is apparant. True, it can sometimes be tough to sniff out, but that is just one of the responsibilties of the commish.
I completely feel for you, bluemeanies. You were able to get off a great legitimate trade, and have seen it vetoed by a conflict of interest. Maybe you will join those of us fleeing Yahoo free leagues for honest competition leagues elsewhere. Ideally, the commish will not own a team in the league, and many pay fantasy sites are set up this way. Personally, I doubt I will play in anonymous private Yahoo leagues again because of this sort of reason. If it isnt anonymous, and you know the people involved, make sure you realize this is just a game and relationships can change online. If you know these people, dont do anything drastic or dramatic like cursing them all and dropping your team. Simply say ok, and play out the season. Obviously you wont join them again next yr.