Frequently Asked Questions
TradeBashers.com is the only place online for community based fantasy sports trade analysis and arbitration. While other sites feature “expert” opinions or simple stat comparisons TradeBashers.com opens the market evaluation to those who are actually in the marketplace-fantasy sports managers. Whether you want to evaluate a trade offer you’ve received or just see what you might be able to get for one of the players riding your bench TradeBashers.com can give you the numbers to help you make the most profitable decisions when making fantasy trades.
How does it work?
You post the players involved and the league details of a fantasy trade. Then anybody who visits TradeBashers.com can vote on which side of the trade they’d rather receive. In the end you get to see just what percent of managers preferred one side of the trade or the other.
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What’s the deal with the leaderboards? Will I ever be on there?
TradeBashers.com registered users can compete to get on the leaderboards by voting on posted trades. Users are ranked on how many times they vote and how often they vote on the right side of the trade. Voters who vote often and correctly will climb the leader boards quickly.
Can I post a trade that hasn’t actually been offered in my league?
Sure. TradeBashers.com is a great place to research potential trades as well as to evaluate real trade offers. For instance, if you’re thinking of trading Philip Rivers because you also have Tom Brady, or trying to sell high on Clay Buchholz then try posting a few of the trades you’re considering on TradeBashers.com. That way you’ll have a better idea of what’s reasonable before you make any official offers.
Can I use TradeBashers.com to show that annoying manager just how terrible his trade offers are?
Absolutely. One of the most frustrating things about receiving crummy trade offers is wondering how to respond. Ignore them? Post an angry message on the league board about crappy trade offers? Counter-offer with an equally lopsided deal? With TradeBashers.com you can tell the other manager exactly what the marketplace thinks of his lousy offer. See how quickly the offers improve.
Can my league use TradeBashers.com as a trade veto tool?
Sure. The problem with traditional trade vetoes is that those who vote on the trade have skin in the game. Even the best of us will have a hard time voting objectively when the league title is on the line. TradeBashers.com takes self-interest out of the equation by turning the trade veto process over to a community of managers who can be truly objective.
I see two trades involving the exact same players but the outcomes are different, what gives?
The fantasy sports market changes quickly. If the two trades were posted at different times then it’s entirely possible that the values of the players involved have changed. Similarly, it could be that the league rules are different in the two trades. Adam Dunn, for instance, has a different value in an OBP league than he does in a Batting Average league.
When I voted I was on the majority side but now it says I’m on the wrong side of the trade. What happened?
Whenever you vote on a trade the scoreboard will display the current status of the trade. But remember that that status will change, especially if you were one of the first few voters in that trade. Make sure to check back or click the “Follow this trade” button to know exactly what the numbers were when the trade closed.
Can I use TradeBashers.com to convince reluctant managers that my trade offers are reasonable?
Many managers are hesitant to trade at all if they think they might be getting the short end of the stick. If you make a trade offer backed up by a TradeBashers.com report then you can show the other manager that you’re serious about making a reasonable trade.