Monday, June 22, 2009

Season Game Play - Trades

-- Rules for Trading --

The rules for trading players during the season are fairly strait forward and can be found below:

--> No player (as of now) can be traded during the off-season. Talks can begin, but no deals are to be (or technically cannot be) finalized until the draft is complete and the rosters are selected. Immediately following the draft of each season is when trading will or can begin.

--> 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.

NOTE: No 'Dumping' of players to another team is permitted and will not be tolerated. The penalty for such behavior could result in a loss of your team in the league. Don't temp the commish mutha fuckers!

-- Trade Add-Ons --

As teams try to lock their final rosters in before the end of the season, 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.

-- 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.

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).

-- Penalties --

Should there ever be a dispute in any trade between 2 GM's about the number of transactions or trade swaps being added on to any trade, both GM's could suffer a penalty. If there is a discrephency in what each GM tells the Commish happened in the trade, the GM's will have 24 hours to resolve the issue. If it is not resolved, the players which were involved in the original trade will be swapped back to the original owner. More importantly, each GM will also lose 1 transaction. If the team has no transactions left, the penalty will be a force down of one draft position, swapping with the team below them.

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