mikeydread9 wrote:I disagree. A few dumb trades will absolutely destroy the league's output. You can't compare this to trading in the NFL, that's ridiculous.
Output? what kind of output does your league produce?
It isn't so ridiculous to compare to the NFL, consider this:
Yes, dumb trades will impact a league. So will lopsided trades, and so will trades that are cooked up by two owners who are colluding together to attempt to cheat the system.
Just like in the NFL, no one would argue that the Vikings made a collosally stupid trade by dealing a 3rd round pick for Moss and then cutting him loose 4 weeks later. Possibly the worst trade of the decade. You don't see the the NFL Comissioner stepping in to reverse that trade just because it turned out to be stupid now do you? It's just part of life. Dumb trades happen.
Dumb trades and lopsided trades are just part of life in fantasy as well, however, and you shouldn't try and legislate them away with a veto system.
Trades born of collusion, do need to be prevented, however.
I'm only stating having a league vote is not the best way to prevent collusion. Having a strong comissioner who is willing to take a stand and reject trades where evidence of collusion exists is much better. It's hard to find a good commish who is willing to act in a noble way and review trades with the best interests of the league in mind, but having one in place is far superior to a voting process.
When you allow a voting process, you don't get consistency in rulings and you certainly don't get any differentiation between the 3 things above (dumb trades, lopsided trades, and collusion).
What you get are teams voting based upon their own self interests, or worse yet, attempting to project their own opinions onto the relative value
obtained by both sides in the trade and then shooting trades down based upon their viewpoint of a trade being too weighted to one side or the other.