ivesaidway2much wrote:In my experience, the key to trading is quantity not quality. This year in my main league I've proposed 15 trades so far, but only 3 have been accepted. I haven't gotten everyone I wanted, but each trade that did go through improved my team. So I'm happy.
I love to trade, for me it's half the fun. I am completely in the camp of the above quote. The problem here is that other owners in my league aren't as trade-receptive, and my offers over the years (coupled with my success, I believe) has me feeling as a semi-collusion victim. I do take the time to see what others need and make very fair offers, they always now get rejected with no counter offers, regardless of how much it makes sense for the other party. For example, trading from strength on both parties. So, basically it's been a bit frustrating for me a bit.
Another source of frustration with this is that a handful of owners are good friends, and they seem to do the "committe thing" with regards to discussing trade offers, which puts them a bit at an advantage as my cards are face up, so to speak.