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Postby BigMusky » Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:09 pm

I know my league, and I know they are going to complain about this deal. I am the commish and was offered this deal and accepted, but now need to police myself. Our general rule is let everyone weigh in opinions and then I make a decision. I obvioiusly have a conflict of interest here.

Should I allow this deal?

Randy Moss (I get)

for

Michael Turner and Joe Horn

I have LT2, so handicuffing his back is not a motive for getting turner. This guy lives in California so I am sure he hears lots of praise for Turner and Raider bashing and it obviously effecting his decision. He is also 0-2.

I know a fair amount of people on veto for collusion purposes ONLY and I already know your answer....I want to hear from the other who veto trades for league unbalance. Is this so lopsided that I should not take it?
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Postby stepsinsc » Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:14 pm

Just my $.02, but that trade is not lopsided enough for a reasonable person to believe that collusion is the underlying motive. Trades should only be policed insofar as they attempt to undermine the integrity of a league. Here, Moss' value has bottomed out. Turner's, OTOH, is at its highest. Further, Horn's is arguably higher than Moss' given how Brees is playing. This trade can easily be justified.

You're fine.
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Postby Howie » Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:16 pm

Looks like a classic buy-low, sell-high to me. Nothing wrong with that. ;-D
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Postby Matthias » Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:21 pm

I think it's ok. Horn is consistently underrated. And there are serious questions about everything involving the Raiders.

You're in the clear.
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Postby Gnu314 » Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:34 pm

I see no problem with the trade but at this point I'ed rather have Turner than Moss...
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Postby mcmill3 » Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:52 pm

Absolutely nothing wrong with the deal at all.
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Postby Alkaholik » Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:55 pm

Simple as this. Since your commish and have to make the decision everyone who voted against it will cry wolf on you.

Anytime you are involved in a trade you should have everyone vote except you and your trade partner.....Majority wins and your decision isnt based on it, only way i see it fair.
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Postby spodog » Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:47 pm

this trade is OK. Raiders are imploding at record pace (even for them) this year, so Moss may be a DUD, and you'll regret even taking it, much less being concerned about it being fair.
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Postby Kilroy » Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:36 am

Alkaholik wrote:Simple as this. Since your commish and have to make the decision everyone who voted against it will cry wolf on you.

Anytime you are involved in a trade you should have everyone vote except you and your trade partner.....Majority wins and your decision isnt based on it, only way i see it fair.


I agree with Alk. In the league where I'm commish any trade involving me is put to a league vote which I abstain from.

That said the trade is fine, although I'm not sure why you want Moss.
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Postby dgan » Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:14 am

I don't think it is fair at all. You are getting hosed in that deal.

If LT goes down, Turner would put up top 5 RB numbers. And, in my league at least, Horn is ranked the 45th WR after 2 weeks and Randy Moss is ranked the 65th WR. You are giving up an excellent handcuff and the primary reciever on a 2-0 team for a guy who hasn't produced yet and is on a team that has no hope of getting any better.

If people put up a stink in your league, they are idiots. Moss is a name only these past two years. His fantasy value is awful. Last year, he barely cracked the top 20 in fantasy pts per start for WRs, and that was with a legit QB throwing to him.

So you can quote that to anyone that complains about you getting a steal in this trade. :-)
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