Trades 2.0

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CardinalsGM 1 52 by Commish
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newBookmarkLockedFalling SEA/STL
MarinersGM 1 49 by CardinalsGM
Mar 31, 2020 23:24:16 GMT -5
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Cubs/Pirates
CubsGM 0 39 by CubsGM
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Mets/Pirates deal
MetsGM 0 44 by MetsGM
Mar 27, 2020 12:08:01 GMT -5
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Marlins, Mets deal
Commish 1 81 by CubsGM
Mar 24, 2020 18:19:58 GMT -5
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Mets ~ Padres
PadresGM 2 106 by Commish
Mar 21, 2020 21:06:45 GMT -5
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Dodgers/Mariners Deadline Deal
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MarinersGM 19 285 by AsGM
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Cubs/Dodgers
CubsGM 1 68 by DodgersGM
Feb 22, 2020 1:13:34 GMT -5
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Phillies/Mariners
PhilliesGM 5 141 by Cory
Feb 18, 2020 11:48:27 GMT -5
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Phillies/Tigers
PhilliesGM 3 65 by TigersGM
Feb 18, 2020 10:18:27 GMT -5
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newBookmarkLockedFalling ATL/ Det
TigersGM 1 69 by BravesGM
Feb 4, 2020 10:50:05 GMT -5
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newBookmarkLockedFalling TOR / LAD
Cory 2 90 by BravesGM
Jan 28, 2020 22:38:30 GMT -5
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Pirates-Braves
PiratesGM 1 94 by BravesGM
Jan 14, 2020 10:31:07 GMT -5
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newBookmarkLockedFalling LA / Toronto trade
BlueJaysGM 3 183 by Commish
Jan 11, 2020 18:09:38 GMT -5
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newBookmarkLockedFalling ChC/TOR
CubsGM 9 194 by Cory
Jan 8, 2020 20:01:59 GMT -5
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Dodgers / Blue Jays trade
BlueJaysGM 2 88 by Cory
Jan 8, 2020 8:35:03 GMT -5
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newBookmarkLockedFalling SEA - LA Waiver Trade
Cory 1 95 by MarinersGM
Dec 10, 2019 14:42:19 GMT -5
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newBookmarkLockedFalling SD / LA
Cory 2 110 by Commish
Nov 27, 2019 10:31:43 GMT -5
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Pirates/Mariners
MarinersGM 1 103 by PiratesGM
Nov 23, 2019 19:24:01 GMT -5
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newBookmarkLockedFalling Pirates-Tigers
PiratesGM 1 97 by TigersGM
Nov 20, 2019 8:51:04 GMT -5

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CardinalsGM: You shouldn't have to have a 7 contact mixed with 10 power to be MLB. 5 and 7 should get you there, just fine, especially when our A-level and late draft picks are 2-3's. 10's should be exceedingly rare, and YES, they would be more likely to dominate. Apr 4, 2020 11:38:42 GMT -5
MarinersGM: In your proposed mechanic, and to Cubs point, the 10s that the game engine would produce would result in absurd outcomes like 80+ homer seasons, over .400 averages, etc. I’ve been in leagues like that and it’s no fun because it’s not realistic. Apr 4, 2020 11:57:04 GMT -5
MarinersGM: one player can make far too much of a difference and upset the balance of the league. I think the settings in this league are much better than your proposal and leave just a few outliers like Bonds and Sheffield but their numbers still aren’t unrealistic Apr 4, 2020 11:58:00 GMT -5
MarinersGM: and also we all agree that a few more teams would spread the talent out a bit and should fix part of your concern. Apr 4, 2020 11:58:50 GMT -5
CubsGM: There are settings. I don't know what they are for this league. I think this league is very close to perfect as it is right now. Apr 4, 2020 12:02:07 GMT -5
CubsGM: I am not a fan of expansion drafts, nor of expanding without stronger activity with current GMs. Apr 4, 2020 12:02:46 GMT -5
CardinalsGM: You know what else is unrealistic? When teams trade 25 players for one, because everybody agrees that anything beyond the 2nd round draft pick is nearly worthless. That's directly a result of MLB ratings being out of reach for most players drafted. Apr 5, 2020 11:51:58 GMT -5
CardinalsGM: The only way of dealing with that is making sure we don't have the "average" MLB player's ratings be too high relative to later draft picks. Apr 5, 2020 11:53:35 GMT -5
CardinalsGM: Again, I'm in agreement with the commish that most of this is due to a condensed talent pool into only 18 teams. Apr 5, 2020 11:54:25 GMT -5
CubsGM: I disagree. Trades should be regulated by the Commish/league rules. Keeping the talent so low that MLB players are average 5s is not going to affect the individual creativity of two GMs who are finding a way to trade. Most of the leagues I’ve been in Apr 5, 2020 13:07:30 GMT -5
CubsGM: have had trade councils. Apr 5, 2020 13:07:37 GMT -5
CubsGM: Our first issue is a lack of consistent activity by our GMs. Apr 5, 2020 13:08:35 GMT -5
MarinersGM: is there a sim today? Apr 5, 2020 13:50:56 GMT -5
CardinalsGM: You complain that having a dominant player or two would be "unrealistic." I point out that a 25-1 trade is unrealistic, and point out a very plausible reason that trade took place (a reason which was directly cited by the participants)... Apr 5, 2020 14:21:33 GMT -5
CardinalsGM: ...and you "disagree." Apr 5, 2020 14:22:39 GMT -5
CardinalsGM: I agree, though, that the level of activity is not great. Apr 5, 2020 14:26:29 GMT -5
Commish: I reached out to a few former VaV GMs from our past.. David who had Cleveland for like 50 seasons and Kevin Fink who was in for over 30 seasons responded that they could be interested Apr 5, 2020 14:39:57 GMT -5
Commish: if by league activity we mean trades, again I think it’s because we’re over saturated with talent.. why would teams like Pittsburgh, Montreal or Texas trade when they have absolutely stacked minors Apr 5, 2020 14:40:57 GMT -5
Commish: as far as activity from drafts, submitting lineups and free agency.. we’re pretty solid there Apr 5, 2020 14:41:20 GMT -5
Commish: and yes, sim here in a bit Apr 5, 2020 14:41:28 GMT -5