I'm commish and founder of my 15 year league 12 man keeper league - auction.
All friends or friends of friends.
Every year....just happened yesterday there is a trade or two where someone fully sells out their team to get a keeper or two.
Most of the time , we are OK with it...controversy starts when its for a keeper that doesn't maximize huge value.
So as an example....Julio/M. Evans/Cam traded to a team for a $27 Thielan.
League when nuts...as we should...at the same time Connor ($18 for next year and keep able beyond) gets traded and nets M.Gordon/Gronk and Nuk...but that didn't spark a Veto as Connor can also be kept the following year @ $28 whereas in the other deal Thielan would escalate to $42.
Long story short....much outrage, in fighting ensues and really ruins the experience for many.
I made suggestions this off season which were shot down...suggesting a mid season auction coupled with players not being keep able beyond trade. The way the auction would work, which is successful in my baseball league for same reasons, is you post a player who gets drafted by another team (with a max bid) and the person selling the player nets that money towards next years draft while person buying loses said money. So in essence , a free market approach to helping yourself during the current year while a team out of it improves their chances for next year in the same way by increasing their salary budget towards the draft....all this of course with set limits (i.e $30)
SO my question to all of you....have you dealt with these maddening keeper trades and what solutions can you suggest?
Thanks in advance fellow commishes