I don't like how trades in this league come under a microscope like they have been. If an owner thinks he's making the best move for his team, or getting players he likes, the trade should be allowed through. Just because someone else(whether on the committee or not) wouldn't do the same trade, doesn't mean it shouldn't go through.
If it's outright robbery then I understand the need to veto it and turn it down. But if it's a fairly close deal then I don't see what the problem is. Owners shouldn't be nickel and dimed with every trade that gets posted.
It's funny because a post very similar to this one came up in the other league like a week ago. How many leagues have you participated in that have had any longevity? We had two leagues on this site alone last year that went for a combined 8 seasons. Both use similar rules and policies that may seem strict, but exist solely for the protection of the league. If numerous people across two successful leagues think these policies are a good idea...doesn't that tell you anything?
None of us get our jollies from rejecting or overanalyzing trades. And it is 100% NOT about whether we "would do the same trade". To borrow from the exact response given in the other league, we're most likely never going to just disallow a trade, but rather give a suggestion on how to make it more balanced.
Even if we don't understand the trade, the number one thing is just making sure it's fair. Honestly, I think that has already been proven by the fact that people are ok with the idea of trading Tom Brady in the first place. That's a move that the real Pats would NEVER do in a million years. But because this is Madden, and because different people play different ways, people are ok with it.
Most of the opinions I've seen so far about you acquiring Brady have been pretty positive. The only reason that trade has received ANY scrutiny was because several people feel that Hemingway did dr0ppinl0adz dirty by backing out of a trade they've had in place for over a week now. But as Hemingway was told...that's his choice.
At the end of the day, the trade review is there to insure that no team is left broken and unplayable. As I've already said in here, none of you signed contracts to play here. At any moment, somebody could decide they're "burnt out" (you will hear this expression...trust me) and abandon their team. But we need to make sure that "burnt out" isn't code for "I fucked up my team and the game isn't fun anymore". But don't worry...after we square away the committee, you won't have to read all this nonsense about trades anymore because it will all be done behind closed doors...as it should be.
Edited by CAGLeagueSports, 25 September 2012 - 06:42 AM.