Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Season Game Play - Trades

The rules for trading players during the season are fairly strait forward and can be found below:
  • Any player can be traded for any player, whether they be a Keeper player or not.
  • There will be NO league voting or commissioner voting for any trades during the season. What two GM's decide is a fair trade is up to them.
--Off-Season Trading--
Players can be traded in the off-season should any GM's wish to do so, and can include swapping draft picks for the upcoming season, but not beyond.
  • All trades must be finalized before the keepers are selected on September 1st. Thus, trade deadline day is the end of day August 31st of each year.
-- Trade Add-Ons --
You can use the following trade addons to your advantage. Should you wish to process a trade with either of these scenarios, both GM's must notify the commish with the details to ensure validity.

-Trading Draft Positions-
Each team has the ability to trade draft picks for the following season (For example, Team C can trade a player and their 2nd round pick to Team D for a player and their 3rd round pick). For each of these types of transactions, there are a couple of guidelines:

  • There must be an equal number of picks exchanged. Team A cannot trade 2 picks for 1 pick, for example, as the system will not allow that.
  • The trading of draft picks can only be for the following season and not any season beyond that.
  • Picks can be Re-Traded however many times necessary.
-Trading Transactions-
Teams are also able to attach transactions (add/removes) to their trades (For example, team A can trade a player and 2 transactions to team B for a player). This is a handy incentive come the end of year where some teams have none left while others have plenty. It it important to note  however that you cannot trade these in the offseason.



-NOTE-
Neither of the above addons can occur without players being swapped as well. These are addons only and cannot be used independently. For example, one cannot trade a transaction for a draft pick (as of now). 


-- 3+ way Trades --
Trades can worked out between any number of GM's, but please note these important rules:
  • There must be email confirmation involved all GM's involved in the trade before it's valid (mainly if it involves addons)
  • Once a 3+ way trade commences, it cannot stop. No GM can back out when the first trade is made. A penalty will be enforced if this happens.
-- Penalties --
Should there ever be a dispute in any trade between GM's about the number of transactions or trade swaps (or anything) involved in any trade, all GM's involved in the trade will suffer a penalty. 


The players (and/or addons) which were involved in the original trade(s) will be swapped back to the original owner. More importantly, each GM will also lose 5 transactions (for making the commish have to fuck around). If the team has no transactions left, the penalty will be a force down of 3 draft positions, swapping with the teams below them.

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