What’s the best way to get another owner from consistently offering shoe-tread scrapings for your best players? One guy in my league continually offers me crud for David Wright (2nd rounder), Cabrera (1st rounder), and Delgado (4th). Occasionally, he expands it and asks for Fielder (13th) and F. Hernandez (6th), too.
Typically, his offer for all five would be like Capuano, Matsui, Jeter, Encarnacion, Thomson, and Bradley.
I’ve tried noting to him that I won’t do deals over 4 players, total. I’ve tried politely telling him that I don’t like trading my top picks.
I’ve posted to the league message board to politely ask him to read the private emails I send him.
Now, I’ve posted there something like “Please kindly note that I will not trade Wright, Cabrera, and Delgado in the same package ever.”
I’ve made him a couple of counter offers, which were probably just fuel to the fire. I asked for, ultimately, Pujols and Soriano for Delgado, Wright, and Clemens. I know that’s not the best deal for him (unless Clemens comes back, and then I lose that deal). However, I just wanted him to see how it felt for his top picks to be asked for and for him to see that I might actually value mine. He was indignant and offended with me, to say the least.
That does it. No more “please kindly"s.
What should I do if he offers me something else?
I’m thinking ignoring it would be good. What do you folks do?