Sorry for the delay was away since Friday with my son for a hockey tournament. I figured a blog post would be a better forum instead of getting it buried in the chat.
1) Owner Reviews
As per league rules any owners with back to back seasons with more than 105 lossses come up for commissioner review. These reviews have been completed but haven't been publicly posted. As I stated before moving forward any owner reviews will be posted in the chat. With timf as previously stated, at 3-28, he was flagged that he would be in jeopardy of following into a commissioner review. Subsequent to that timf record dramatically improved and did not end up with the first overall pick. As a result I made the decision to allow him to stay.
At the time several owners reached out to me regarding timf start. Several of the same owners that have been active in the forums. I responded to all trade chats and gave updates on the situation. It was at that point I considered the situation resolved.
2) Trades and World Chat
Hunter is an extremely active trade world. As a commissioner my stance on trades has always been if there is two willing owners unless there is obvious collusion I never veto a trade. This is because every owner values their players and trades differently. With some recent seasons having over 100 trades there will be more than a few you likely disagree with or become jealous of, I know I do.
With respect to the world chat the thing I find most confusing and frustrating in relation to the Vancouver-Augusta trade, was the time to discuss the merits of the trade was while it was pending. I know I saw the trade and was jealous of timf for having landed an ace but reviewed the trade and thought I might have offered more but it wasn't a bad trade on the merit then moved on with my day.
Augusta not assigning the players isn't great but I don't think that creates a scenario to relitigate a trade and start tossing out allegations and questioning the ethics and morals of other owners.
I reached out to carmanjr and he stated this was likely a sign that he needed to move on from HBD because he wasn't invested the way he should be. Bigalric has agreed to return the players but at this point I can't get carmanjr to respond. I also suspect for a potential outgoing owner the bruhaha likely didn't increase his engagement.
As an owner I am jealous that I didn't get Mench but the time to have the discussion around Mench was the time of trade not a week afterwards. That said, I don't think there was a discussion because timf did give up a lot to get him.
I welcome conversations about trades while they are pending especially if something seems off, however I do ask that in any conversations owners are respectful of other owners and that other owners may value players differently.
I always always recommend if you are moving a star to post it in the chat to try and maximize your deal. With that said I know there have been times that players have been posted and have gone for less than what other owners feel they offered. Once again not all GM eyes match.
If any owners have any concerns on the above please feel free to sitemail or trade chat.