My team is injured wrote:However, in the case of the trade in question, the owner is in his first year in the league, has just one win so far, has been quite incompetent (dropped his sole backup TE Greg Olsen unnecessarily for a K when we roster 2 at each position), and has multiple empty spots on his roster. With him now mathematically eliminated, there's a questionable pending trade between him and his buddy (the guy who has recruited multiple friends to join the league).
There's an argument to be had either way about people who are mathematically eliminated from doing trades, but there is no argument (other than keepers) of someone who is not even keeping his roster active from doing trades with teams that are still in it. Given that this is this guy's first year and that you don't know him, he only knows the guy he's trading with, I would vote to lock this guy's roster for the rest of this season and then in the off-season, ask him if this is something he really want to do and stay active with, or if you should find someone else.
BTW, spodog, this then makes 5, right?