geodbear wrote:FWIW, I accepted a trade offer in First Division Roto. It would be our first in-season trade.
Trade confirmed, or whatever.
I've been resigned lately to finishing in 4th place (debatably the worst slot to finish unless someone drops out of the Champion's league and you get a coveted "call-up") and just retiring from FBB graciously, but something kicked in a couple days ago. Looks I'll be going out in a blaze of glory. Getting someone to accept a trade offer in a league with paranoid, suspicious, and fully informed managers like we have here requires overloading the offer a bit so it's almost too good to refuse. I tried multiple "equal value" trade offers with other managers and just got repeatedly snubbed. At the end of the day, this trade was just an insurance policy so I don't suffer the ultimate indignity of finishing with fewer roto points in the FT% category than the guy TRYING to punt FT%. I drafted a team with .800 and .480 as my baseline %% goals - and each % got wildly skewed (one up; one down) from past season norms. That's pretty much cost me the league, or at least 3rd place.
This move may be too little too late but we'll see. Fight on gentlemen.