I’m in a 10-team keeper ESPN league ($25 fee), entering the playoffs (top 4 teams playing two 2-wk rounds) and we have a late trade deadline, next week. This week I offered a team (out of the playoffs) a trade.
I get: Davante Adams, Josh Adams, and Tarik Cohen
They get: David Johnson, Tyler Boyd, Cameron Brate
In the various “trade analyzers” I have used, it shows the trade virtually dead-even, but the trade was vetoed under the league rules, which require minimum 4 teams to vote “no.” Does not say who or how many voted. I am currently in 3rd place with the standings, so playing the 2nd place team in the playoffs (and I am also last year’s league winner).
While there are very few trades in our league each year, this is the first one to be vetoed. I was somewhat shocked. Commissioner explained it’s part of “checks and balances.” Question: with such rules in place, is it fair game to reject a trade for any reason? I thought it was to allow more than just the commissioner to determine if a trade was “fair and balanced”, but maybe I’m wrong, or maybe the perception is that the trade is very lopsided. Any insight is appreciated.