Re: ASSL '80: Trade
This is a retro league where values should be known, at least compared to modern leagues where players could come down with a serious injury.
Its really up to the individual owners to either put out names of players that are available or not. There are many people like me that will target a certain player that they want - for me - Lou Whitaker. Then, I would approach the owner with various options. Why would I announce to the league what players that I am willing to put up for trade when I am looking for a Whitaker or other specific needs.
Often I see players A and B are available. Looking for young guys.
So, announcing players availability works and sometimes it doesn't.
From: John Anderson via Groups.Io <andjohn1961@...>
To: ASSL <ASSL@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, May 1, 2019 9:38 am
Subject: Re: [ASSL] ASSL '80: Trade
You’re right, but it’s not smart to take an iffy offer just because they asked first. Not saying that trade was bad, but how can you really know? People overpay for pitching all the time.
On May 1, 2019, at 9:32 AM, Chris Strovel (Harpers Ferry Federal Armory) <strovel@...> wrote:
<Opinion>It's not incumbent upon an owner to publicly shop a player that has drawn an unsolicited offer. An owner may not feel comfortable telling the solicitor 'thanks for the offer, but now that you've shown interest, I'm going to try to get something better.' There's no obligation to the other 16 teams when that offer comes in the door.
Everybody's available, right? Until you're told they're not.</Opinion>
That said, I'm a profligate trade-talker, as folks know who are in other leagues with me. I'm always posting who I've got available or what my needs are. As one of the 'contenders' this year thanks in part to the one-year wonders of Stone and Norris, Harpers Ferry is in the market for some short-term help at 2b.....
On May 1, 2019 at 9:49 AM "John Anderson via Groups.Io" <andjohn1961@...> wrote: