So I am playing a 4-4 team this week and his QB1 is on a bye so he’s rolling with Mariota. I am currently in 3rd place in my league at 6-2. The team ahead of me (7-1) just traded Flacco to the team I’m playing this week, straight up for Mariota, with the understanding that Flacco would be dropped next week so 7-1 can use him for his bye week.
Now, I realize we’re not talking about Rodgers for Peterman, but it’s the intent that matters here, as far as I’m concerned. Mariota does not make 7-1 better, me losing to the 4-4 team makes him better. To me, that’s attempting to sabotage another team via trade.
The twist is that I am the commish, and if you’re a commish on CBS you know that trade approval requests come through with the comments attached. So I know for certain that is what they are doing because I can see their comments. I do not veto trades, but if this hadn’t involved me directly, I would’ve messaged both owners and asked them to rethink things. Since I am directly involved, I’m in a bind.