Moments ago, the SportsJudge.com Court of Fantasy Baseball rejected in a three-player keeper league the proposed trade of Evan Longoria, Carlos Lee and Mark Buehrle for Ryan Howard, Aramis Ramirez and C.C. Sabathia, ruling that this trade "does not reasonably benefit both teams." While the Court has long held that a team may choose to play for the future rather than the present, the Court today notes that "the future benefit of any trade has to be concrete, substantial, and imminent, in light of the players traded."
Today's ruling marks an important step for the SportsJudge.com court in defining the limits of present-for-future trades in keeper leagues. A full copy of this ruling (Index No. 8165) will be available later this week.