Felix the Cat wrote:I'd say that the dollar value on players is part of their overall value and thus makes for trades that you wouldn't consider balanced in an ordinary league. I don't think it's something that needs to be discouraged.
There needs to be the possibility of a veto though, no matter how much Addai may cost, SJax and Smith for Addai and Horn is too lopsided to be allowed.
...and this is EXACTLY why I'm not too fond of veto systems. You're substituting your relative valuations of players for those of the trading parties, and I don't think that's a good way to run a league. Everyone is entitled to his or her own subjective valuations of players, especially in the off-season. If I have this gut feeling that LT is going to tear his ACL in the preseason, and that Cedric Benson is going to absolutely tear it up in Chicago, I have every right to trade LT for Benson, even though you might not like the trade.
This is especially true in a league setup like this, where non-skill factors such as salary come into play. If SJax carries a $80 price tag while Addai carries a $14 one, I could very well see someone making this trade if he believes that he'll be able to use that extra cash to pick up, say, Travis Henry or Willis McGahee.
The bottom line is that everyone is entitled to his or her subjective valuation of each player, and is entitled to make trades based on these valuations. You are NOT entitled to veto a trade by imposing your subjective valuations upon the traded players, unless of course the rules are stated as such at the beginning of the league.