Timbathia wrote:I agree with smack on A. I dont like leagues where you can make pickups or trades on sundays and momdays. It favors the nerd that watches the games through his computer and not the guys (like me) that like to get drunk and watch the games. Lock rosters as soon as the first game starts for the week and then Tuesday midday is a great time to unlock rosters!
I'm not a commissioner, so I'm not sure how it works. If the commissioner is able to set it up so that players come off waivers on Tuesday morning automatically, when everything else is updated, I'm okay with that. If the commissioner has to physically unlock the rosters, as you suggest then the commissioner has an unfair advantage. He knows when it is going to be unlocked, so he can then go pick up what players he wants. Or, from the commissioner's perspective, he might feel that he can't pick up players for that very reason, which is unfair on him.
As far as the scenarios go:
A: IMO, immoral of the guy picking up all the QBs, but I don't think there is anything you, as the commissioner should do. If I'm the one with the injured QB, I'm going to let him (and the league) know exactly how I feel about it. Also, it isn't a very smart long term move. Yeah, maybe he gets into the playoffs because of this... especially considering that by this point it is past the trade deadline, so the other guy can't trade for a QB. But he could find himself in big trouble in the playoffs if any of his starters get hurt. And if I am the other guy, I'm dropping my injured QB to pick up his best backup... (assuming there is no other viable option at qb) and maybe I'll drop a few others if his backups are good enough... not to mention others in the league. He probably isn't getting any of those backups back.
B: No matter how much you know the person, I'm not sure how you could know its not collusion. It does seem very suspicious. I'm thinking that how well you know someone else in the league should not affect the way you run your league. From a neutral standpoint, if it is suspicious, its suspicious... doesn't matter how well you know the two involved.
C: If you are being offered the trade, I'd just refuse it and say that you believe this would ruin the integrity of the league, and ask him, as a friend, not to make such offers to others in the league.