7 things NOT to do when trying to make a deal

There are deals to be had in every fantasy league. However, managers often prevent themselves from finding their best job by making significant mistakes in business negotiations. Here are seven things to avoid when diving into the 2023 trading market.

Don’t fixate on one player

There are so many players who can help your team win your league. Need backups? There are almost 20 players who have already posted a double-digit total, and this list does not include a few relievers who have low totals so far, but are likely to get their next backup chance. crew. Looking for scams? There are over 25 men who have stolen at least 10 bags so far. I’m sure now you understand. Becoming obsessed with a specific player is likely to result in a bad trade – or no trade at all.

Don’t talk about your team

While I’m sure the other managers in your league are nice people, they probably don’t care about your team. When you’re sending out business offers or deepening business negotiations, you should spend very little time mentioning the impact of the deal on your team. You can briefly mention your own club, with the aim of explaining why you entered into commercial negotiations. But a long explanation of why the exchange makes sense for You is unlikely to lead to further progress in trade negotiations.

Don’t exclude other players from your list

Repeat after me: every player on your team is available for trade negotiations.

While it’s fair to have some players who are harder to part with than others, nothing is impossible when it comes to making deals. As soon as you start eliminating players from trade talks, you drastically reduce your chances of closing a deal. I’m not exaggerating when I say I would trade Ronald Acuna Jr.which has been the best fantasy asset this season by a wide margin.

Give me a few superstars, and Acuña is yours.

Don’t be cocky

You don’t know everything about fantasy baseball. Me neither. There is no manager in this game who can accurately predict the stats for the rest of the season for the majority of players, which is what makes this game so much fun. Managers often put off their counterparts in trade negotiations by offering too many firm opinions on the value of each player. Try not to be arrogant. Keep your opinions on your opponents’ players to yourself.

Don’t beat around the bush

This is going to sound redundant, but when you make a trade offer, make a trade offer. I’ve faced so many managers who are afraid to do anything but dip their toes in the commercial waters. They send a beating email for a trade, but their comments are so vague that things don’t go anywhere quickly. You have to put yourself forward to make a trade, and that starts with an initial offer.

Don’t waste everyone’s time

Speaking of the initial offering, please do your best to make it competitive from the start. In some cases, it will make sense to make your best offer right away. But even if you’re not ready to present your best offer in the initial phase of business negotiations, you should start with something the other manager can consider. Offering an unbalanced deal during the early stages of business negotiations could cause the other manager to walk away completely. And at the very least, it wastes time before getting to a stage where a trade could take place.

Don’t be afraid to trade

Ultimately, this fantasy baseball game is for fun. Whether you play for free or choose to put money on the line, the whole point of playing fantasy baseball is to find an enjoyable hobby and enrich your love for the sport. Whether your team wins your 2023 league or not, you’ll have the same career, family and friends when the MLB playoffs begin.

Once you put fantasy sports into perspective, it becomes much easier to make decisions in business negotiations. Follow your instincts, analyze stats, consult a friend – do whatever you need to do. But don’t worry about the situation, because we’re all lucky to have the opportunity to have fun trading in this silly little game.

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