My league is up in arms about a trade in our league and they think I am being an unreasonable commissioner, so I would love to hear an outside opinion on the matter.
I have been commissioner of a 12 team league for the past 5 seasons, and this is our first year in a two keeper format with a one round draft penalty. I offered an owner David Johnson and Darius Guice for shady and Julio, and he countered the trade with D’onta Forman (13th rounder) and Guice (14th rounder) for Julio and Shady - which I accepted. The other team is 0-5 and planning for the future, while my team is 4-1 and is now completely stacked. I made a rule that trades shall only be subject to veto if collusion is suspected, but the other owners vehemently opposed the trade because they felt it disrupted the league balance. My team’s starting lineup would have included DJ, AB, Julio, Michel, Gronk, Ingram, and Fournette, so I can understand why they were upset. I put the trade up to a league vote and it lost 6-0 within minutes, so I reversed the trade. I fear the keeper aspect of the league has been somewhat compromised due to the stark opposition of trading current studs for future assets. Did I make a mistake by subjecting this trade to a league vote? Any additional tips on how I can keep the league fun and competitive is much appreciated.