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03:58 PM on 05/01/12 
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MyBestFiend
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You can't do that. This is getting vetoed.

Why not? He gets cap space. I'm essentially buying KRod.
04:13 PM on 05/01/12 
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Why not? He gets cap space. I'm essentially buying KRod.
Because it's collusion. If he drops K-Rod, then everyone gets to bid on him and he gets the same relief. You don't get to give players away for nothing in return. Even if it's technically legal, it's shady.
04:19 PM on 05/01/12 
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Because it's collusion. If he drops K-Rod, then everyone gets to bid on him and he gets the same relief. You don't get to give players away for nothing in return. Even if it's technically legal, it's shady.

All right, thanks for the clarification. It won't happen again. I apologize for the trouble. I request that Felipe Paulino be added back to my roster and his cap penalty cleared, as the only reason I dropped him was to make the trade work.
04:42 PM on 05/01/12 
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Because it's collusion. If he drops K-Rod, then everyone gets to bid on him and he gets the same relief. You don't get to give players away for nothing in return. Even if it's technically legal, it's shady.

I don't see it the same way. How is that collusion? I don't think the option to trade a player for nothing would be available if you weren't meant to be able to do it. Players are traded for "cash considerations" and other nominal consideration all the time in baseball
04:58 PM on 05/01/12 
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I don't see it the same way. How is that collusion? I don't think the option to trade a player for nothing would be available if you weren't meant to be able to do it. Players are traded for "cash considerations" and other nominal consideration all the time in baseball
Ottoneu is still relatively in it's infancy, we've all seen the game do a lot of things you're not supposed to. If he gave you cash in return, even a dollar, it would be viable. But for absolutely nothing, I find that to be unethical.
05:01 PM on 05/01/12 
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Ottoneu is still relatively in it's infancy, we've all seen the game do a lot of things you're not supposed to. If he gave you cash in return, even a dollar, it would be viable. But for absolutely nothing, I find that to be unethical.

In a normal league I'd agree with you, but where you have a running salary cap am I not getting the advantage of being able to get rid of a guy I don't want without the cap hit? That's the reason I did the trade
05:04 PM on 05/01/12 
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In a normal league I'd agree with you, but where you have a running salary cap am I not getting the advantage of being able to get rid of a guy I don't want without the cap hit? That's the reason I did the trade
You can't give away a player in MLB with salaries, why would you be able to in here? You bought the player, part of the strategy of Ottoneu is being responsible for your players at the money you bought them for, just like in baseball. Even players traded for "Cash considerations" get cash in return. If you don't want him, you have to drop him, if somebody else claims him you'll get the salary relief. But that's a risk you have to take.
05:07 PM on 05/01/12 
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What if I gave him Paulino and $1 for KRod?
05:08 PM on 05/01/12 
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You can't give away a player in MLB with salaries, why would you be able to in here? You bought the player, part of the strategy of Ottoneu is being responsible for your players at the money you bought them for, just like in baseball. Even players traded for "Cash considerations" get cash in return. If you don't want him, you have to drop him, if somebody else claims him you'll get the salary relief. But that's a risk you have to take.

Fair enough if that's how everyone else feels, but I don't really agree. It wasn't my intention to be "shady" or anything.
10:50 AM on 05/02/12 
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Fair enough if that's how everyone else feels, but I don't really agree. It wasn't my intention to be "shady" or anything.

I know you weren't trying to be shady about it. Realistically this trade will go through, but we can't be doing these kind of trades from here on out.
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11:28 AM on 05/08/12 
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