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Postby ike301 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:21 pm

So, a guy in our league stopped playing. I mean, he doesnt even check. I"m the commish, and have been getting heat b/c some people are getting free walks.

What can I do as a commish?

CAn i set his exisiting team through the end of the season? Do leave it alone?

Lost cause trying to make him set his team. He's out of office, busy, and really doesnt care.

Hate this s***.

Advice?
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Postby KoopaTroopa211 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:25 pm

I'd manage it. Non-participating teams skew leagues horribly, especially in the playoff hunt of the 2nd half.

If people object to this, then I'd dissolve his team and hold a lottery or something to divvy-up his players.
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Postby Matthias » Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:26 pm

I have the same problem.

What I do is I set his roster based on who I believe of his players will have the best day. If he has any empty roster spots because of bye weeks, I pick up who I think would be the best free agent, use them for a week, and then drop them at the end of the week, switching back to the team that he has.

There's other solutions, but that's mine.
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Postby logan » Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:27 pm

dead teams suck. i would try talking it over with the other owners and see how they feel about just setting his lineup's weekly with the players he has on his roster now. no pickups or WW claims. see what they say.myself i would say that is fine.

i don't like the idea of a dead team picking up players especially with the commish making that decision personally(atleast from a weekly point of view. should there be some type of season ending injury then i would be ok with it). it leads to questions from other teams of player blocking. i know most commish's (myself included) would not do that but it opens up a can of worms best left closed.
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Postby ike301 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:29 pm

i agree both ways.

on one hand, it's not fair to those who didnt get the free pass.

then

for me, it's like who I think is a better match up. and that's subjective.

i think i may just let it sit untouched through the end of the season. lottery would still make some teams get a free pass, which isnt fair, especially since we have a tight race.
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:34 pm

Here's the plan:

1. Tell your league that the guy e-mailed you and he's sorry and he'll set up his lineup from now on

2. Make a few inconsequential add/drops

3. Play it cool for a week or two

4. Trade all his best guys to your team

5. Profit
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Postby ike301 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:43 pm

BrutallyHuge wrote:Here's the plan:

1. Tell your league that the guy e-mailed you and he's sorry and he'll set up his lineup from now on

2. Make a few inconsequential add/drops

3. Play it cool for a week or two

4. Trade all his best guys to your team

5. Profit


well, secretly, there are two stragglers. i have to pretend there is only one to distract.

i think they'd catch on if i started making alexander for rattay trades.
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Postby ike301 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:41 pm

no but seriously, what's the protocol here? what's fair? what's the standard?
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Postby jh2031 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:00 pm

ike301 wrote:no but seriously, what's the protocol here? what's fair? what's the standard?


When this has happened in my leagues, which it has a few times. They just have a lottery draft for his players. I think that that's easier than trying to manage his team also...but like was stated before, talk with the other owners and see what they think about it.
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Postby Teh Jury » Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:01 pm

If he's not playing, I wouldn't change his roster, but I would make sure his starting lineup is always full. Whoever is on his team is then out of bounds to the rest of the league for the remainder of the year. It sucks, but I think it's the most fair way to go about it.
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