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Postby warrick95 » Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:06 pm

Okay, so I have a good number of RBs (although Julius Jones is a tad bit shaky right now), but have Boldin, Housh, and Stallworth at WR, and thus am pretty bad there. I want to swing a deal to trade an RB for a WR...so I see this guy who started Droughns and Staley last week. He has Betts on his bench along with Jerome Bettis. He has Harrison, Santana, Hines Ward, and Moulds at WR (start three with a flex), so I figure that we may very well work out a deal.

However, he tells me that it is a matter of principle for him to not trade with any teams that have better records than him. Pardon me, but I don't get it. Yes, I am in 2nd place in record, but I am actually only 6th in points scored. In addition, if it's a trade that will benefit both, why does it matter who he's trading with? :-t

Any of y'all have any input/experiences with this?
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Postby eaglesrule » Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:22 pm

well, any plan in roto had better not be "iron clad" as sometimes, overpaying for a piece is wise, holding onto someone against better judgment, perhaps taking a 0 at a position rather than cutting an asset, etc.

However, it makes no sense to trade to improve your team if you are locking it up for another team. So I could in theory have a trade that would move me from 5th to 2nd, but the number one guy has an almost definite win. What is the ultimate point?

I don't get it as an absoloute strategy, and I tend to think those who are rigid lose more often than not. We know the type -- never trade a stud rb for a wr, because of scarcity, despite the fact a stud rb is on the bench and they have greg lewis and donte stallworth as starters.

I think all you can do is highlight the benefit and if they don't get it, their loss. BUT unfrotuantely, you might have to scale down your asking price for the next guy (eventually) as another potential trading parter is removed from the equation.
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Postby footballchick23 » Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:26 pm

It's all in how you sell it sometimes. No one would trade with me in my league...seriously....because I won it last year and they don't want me to do it again. It sucks, but the only way I can really trade is if I really sell low on someone.

It's like you have to convince the other person that he's getting the better deal...sometimes they bite and sometimes they don't. It sucks, but you never know when desperation might cause someone to change their mind! Good Luck!
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Postby bwagner112 » Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:26 pm

As much as it sucks and it is frustrating, I think the bottom line is, he can do whatever he wants. It very well may hurt his team to not make the deal, but if that's what he wants, then so be it
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Postby Guttpuppy » Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:42 pm

bwagner112 wrote:As much as it sucks and it is frustrating, I think the bottom line is, he can do whatever he wants. It very well may hurt his team to not make the deal, but if that's what he wants, then so be it


Agreed, it's his team, he can do what he wants with it.
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Postby skibrett15 » Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:46 pm

Sometimes this makes it impossible for you to win... and that frustrates me. If i don't consider myself to have the best team... and no one will trade with me, then I get stuck with a mediocre team i can't improve.
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Postby Matthias » Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:52 pm

it's his loss. if everyone else is trading and he's limiting his opportunity for bettering his team, he's only hurting himself ultimately.
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Postby Alkaholik » Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:59 pm

I dont see a problem with it, Its the same as Philly dealing TO to Dallas or Washington.

The only other thing worse than having TO on their team is having him play against you and beat you.

I'm sure he's not the only team to trade with in your league.

and if there is a player you are dying to get and that ass has it, try to negotiate with another team to pull a 3-way trade for them to get that player and then you to get that player from ther 3rd team.
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Postby ampant » Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:06 pm

I would file a grievance with the FFLPA. ;-7
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Postby LouisC9999 » Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:01 pm

Just out of curiosity, what were you thinking of proposing?
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