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Fave Team - Sketchy Trades


Fave Team - Sketchy Trades

Veterans please take a look at the ridiculous amount of trades already between 3 owners in this league...7 games in

https://www.pennantchase.com/lgHome..
Side note: these three owners are in 5 leagues together and have traded in 1 other league that is running right now.

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the Stanley-Gray trade is the only lopsided one. the other ones include star players, but seem pretty even. bellinger-rodriguez, and the others aren't awful, and It just seems like a dodgers fan trading with a yankees fan

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Uk and Anna do this, the trades are not totally unbalanced, but they are setting their parks and then swapping LH and RH batters.

I have reverted the trade that ended up having the most impact.

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Annabeth is in 13 favorite teams leagues and ukwildcats is in every one of them - and in every one there are large trades between them. And in their most recent 6 leagues there is a user named barbwasher that they also trade with. Pretty weak

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It always amazes me that people will use less than seemingly honest moves to win, its not good

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These were the two I reported to you a month or so ago, Guy....

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Thanks guys, I will look into this - keep me posted if you see further repeated actions too.

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I just find it interesting that these users do these trades A LOT with GOOD TEAMS...and here I sit with the Rays (and Mets in a different league they are in) trying to win without trading much.

Sketchy may not have been the right word to use but fishy might seem better

All three of those users seem to be in on it...

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Exactly Run. I'm running alot of Brewer and Royal teams out there and pulling this ridiculous garbage just muddies the already competitive field of surefire choices solid owners are already using.

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I will flat out leave a 1965-present league now if annabeth and ukwildcats join, which they always do together. They always set up one RH boost park and one LH boost park, then make insane trades the moment trading starts. I too reported this to gbacci at multiple points.

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BarbWasher is a new owner, in 5 leagues only. ALL 1965-present Fav teams leagues, ALL with ukwildcats and Annabeth. They even use the same logos at times. How blatant can you be?

When I reported on Annabeth and uk, barbwasher was not in existence yet. For me, it is not about one team getting a lopsided deal, it is about these specific teams stacking the deck against everyone else.

My guess is, 3 user names, just 1 user...




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How sad is it that you have to resort to outright cheating to win a computer game. What does it get you ? Can you go to the store and buy groceries ? Will people on the street bow down and give you praise. It reminds me of call of duty. all my friends kept saying you have to play online. so you go online and its a bunch of 12 yr olds who have hacked the system

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Just joined Fav League 1155, barbwasher is Dodgers Big Disadvantage both ways, annabeth is Yankees Big Boost LHB and ukwildcats is Cardinals Big Boost RHB - all in the same division. I'm in the other division. League is full, but hasn't started yet.

- The Sheik

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And I'm in 1144 with you RUN4FUN - what a clown show !!!

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Yeah I tried to quit that league with my lowly Mets cause with those tactics (and you in the league) I’m going to have no chance...but I was denied quitting.

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Another thing iv'e noticed lately is the proliferation of the " i can't help cheating , i'm young and immature " excuse. 1st , youth and immaturity are 2 seperate things. 2nd yes you can , and the fact that one uses that excuse just exposes your lack of character

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I wasn't aware of the situation or I wouldn't have joined . The only weird thing I noticed about anabeth was that she seems to have an "empty" team in every Fav League I look at joining. I made sure there were 11 full rosters in 1144 before I joined, thereby closing the league. Hopefully Guy will intervene.

- The Sheik

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League 268 - and I'm IN their division:

https://www.pennantchase.com/lgTran..
- The "Not Real Happy" Sheik

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whats even funnier is your still ahead of them.

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That's the thing, their cheating isn't really a HUGE advantage - they don't always end up with better teams necessarily, they are just mostly playing the ball park game, which does not always work. But it is super lame.

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most likely it's just like 3 friends that play together, and trade with each other

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It may well be that that's all it is, but it's still a form of collusion.

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but as previously mentioned there haven't been any trades that are unfair, you're better than their teams' good job,
its not like one team is stacked there all average

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Is it really just about the end result though? The 2019 Astros didn't win the WS, so should MLB have just turned a blind eye?

As for "3 friends" who just like playing together...I think you are missing the real details of their collusion. They set up ballpark effects and trades prior to the season even starting, it is all pre determined, which is why I say it is 1 user with 3 user names, even lamer. Friends who play in a league together want bragging rights, they want to beat the other, not gang up on the rest of the league and help each other out.

Plus who puts a Dodgers team together and willingly trades Koufax, Kershaw and Bellinger?

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cuz they probably got yankees players that are that good

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Oh it's most definitely collusion.

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i am in a league with the both of them. i have a better record than the both of them. they are in the other division. my team is evenly split left and right batters and pitchers. if i make the playoffs (im in 1st now) it doesnt matter who i face. my park is set at no effects

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i know its collusion but they arnt doing it to win

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Also, the more they do it, the more they will perfect their system, and the bigger this problem will become. Here are 2 leagues I am in now, you can see it is having an effect. This is just 2 quick examples of leagues I am in now where I couldn't get out in time. I have quit several 1965-present leagues before season started when I see they join.

https://www.pennantchase.com/lgStan.. https://www.pennantchase.com/lgStan..

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so everyone has good teams

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little weird you are defending them so hard Jw

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everyone has good teams its possible they got lucky in this league

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Agreed. And jw, why wouldn’t they be doing it to win? What else would they be doing it for? I’m not involved in the leagues, so I shouldn’t really question this, but I am really curious what you think they’re doing it for?

-Gordo

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they are doing this in every league they are in. what i suggest is that everyone on this site learn their names and dont join if you see them . its pathetic

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im just glad they aren't in a league with me

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if you run a custom league dont let them in. you wanna skirt the rules like the astros, fine, but prepare for the consequences. and the great thing about this game they both ? are running is that even if they change profiles the users on this site will be able to spot it again.

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Looking at the user profiles for annabeth and UKwildkats, they're definitely the same 'style'. Their logos (the ones I've bothered to look at) are also the same style, if not the same exact logo. That does lend credence to the "same person, multiple accounts" theory.

Also, looking at their records, their winning percentage is well over .500, which might not be totally because of their collusion, but they know enough to know how to win at a good clip. Also, their number of playoff appearances and rings far outpace their win total. So, I wouldn't dismiss them because "eh, they stink anyway."

Definitely awfully fishy.

Also, jwb, your track record of cheating suggests you might be wise to not opine at this time.

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i looked at uk profile every league in with anabeth exactly the same lopsided trading scam.that's not skill its bending the rules to cheat. well , the cat's out of the bag now. and the skunk logo is appropriate

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It’s defeating the purpose of ‘Fave Teams’ and it sucks for others playing by the rules.

Savages - as a past known cheater I think you should stay out of this...you just keep losing credibility with each message and defense of it.

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I sent them a group message in league 1155 and let them know that I know what they're up to.

- The Sheik

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best thing to do dont join any league you see them in, but im sure gbacci will take care of it. and keep an eye out in the future ion case they change profiles. one thing about these types they never give up. i remember when madden first came online i thought cool, then you run in to people who would put chips in their machine to cheat. how lame. dont even get me started about call of duty

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I tried to leave the league after catching wind of it in league in original post but it was too late...guess my Mets will have to deal with it.

Sad thing is it’s not even smart cheating...it’s so freakin obvious

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i have a dodger team that is 34-19 in 1st in other division. i have an even balance of left and right pitchers and batters. i have drysdale in minors. if i make the playoffs i can use their tactics against them in their park but i think it would be more sweet to just win normally.

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i wanna twade

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Makes me want to try with a more dominant team in the leagues they are in instead of trying to win with the Rays or lower teams

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Any non cheaters who want to jump in a 1965-present league. Let's load up #1179. I have won 2 years in a row with a Mariners team. I will put same team out there, come and beat me.

Any of the 3 users discussed in this post feel free to stay away. If we load it up quick they won't have room for all 3.

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let their names be known ukwildcats and anabeth, they will become shunned liike voldermort lol. best way to handle their clown show. drop out or dont join any leagues with them

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you both might win some leagues but its just like 2019 astro's , everyone will now know what you are doing to get your tainted rings.

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barbwasher is the other one. if any of you are in leagues with these people you will see what is happening

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I am in the league also. Sketchy is polite. Wont stay in a league with them any more.

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thats all that needs to be done to take care of the problem, remember the names and leave them alone

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they probably aren't even women

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im confused at what that has to do with it?

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yeah did you comment on the wrong thread or something?

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Annabeth and Barbwasher are there user names (and their so called names).

The statement was that the assumption is that these are being run by males using female names...wasn't that hard to follow

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Okay but I don’t understand why that matters lol

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This entire thread, which was started to call out obvious collusion has since veered into whether a scheme by 2 or 3 owners to work together to get one of them an advantage, is cheating, there is no discussion, its cheating, period, and anyone who attempts to defend such behavior is suspect that they could be less than honorable,

just 1 guys opinion

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and its done in every single league they are in 14 out of 14. look at his profile thats not a coincidence you also have to remember that the ones who are defending it have been caught here cheating also. like i said b4 from now on leave or dont join a league if you see their names.

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i didnt defend oit

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even gbacci called it collusion and you believe they aren't doing it to win...why are they doing it then? They are stacking their teams by working together instead of doing what everyone else is doing.

Making a trade here or there for a player or two is no big deal...pulling a 12-14 player trade is ridiculous

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no, I said they aren't winning though their trades are useless mostly it cheating and collusion but when they make a big move with great players then it will acually give them an advantage they just havent figured that out yet

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I think you miss the entire point JWB, regardless of whether the trades are unbalanced or fair etc isnt just the issue, the issue is that these owners are able to essentially form 3 franchises from a 3 team player pool giving 3x the flexibility other owners do, this in itself is not fair and just as impactful as an unbalanced and unfair trade.

It's also part of the reason why I do not join leagues where personal friends, brothers etc who know each other in a league are participants, because the access to trades and communication (as well as the heightened chance of collusion) isnt a level playing field

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so is that a reason you wouldn't join college baseball 2023 there is no way to cheat

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there is an old saying , fool me once shame on you , fool me twice shame on me. you wont be fooling anyone twice. same goes for ukwildkat and anabeth ,nobody in their right mind will ever join a league that they are part of

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There are plenty of ways a past cheater can still cheat when he is the commissioner. Remember you brought me in to clean up x-factor after you were caught...there were so many oddities that I came across that the league was not salvageable once your season ended. Why would anyone want to join a league after that??

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but im not going to college baseball 2023 is clean

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You need reliable veterans as vices before many would consider it...people to keep an eye on and help with decisions.

It’s hard to believe because before htennis said you should start over with a draft their were some sketchy stats on players there too that were on your team.

I will never forget the 1.000 average and 120+ HR creation you had in X-Factor and then the lobbying made to make him the MVP when I took over for you.

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Just a reminder to all the honest players out there. If you want fair competition ,steer clear of leagues with ukwildkat annabeth and barbwasher. they have found a way to bend the rules to their advantage, but i mo it borders on cheating. i know there are many more of you who feel the same. so if they wont stop, leave the league if you can or dont join if you see their names

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This is a message from barbwasher. Actually defending actions.

"I am just making trades and those trades are fair if a trade helps both teams it's a good trade. problem is some of you lose5s dont want any trading. when I pick a team I set it up to my advantage then make trades. to accomadare my stadium. there is nothing wrong with making trades , if you did any home work u would see 5hese trades benefit all teams involved. I myself find this very boring and intend to stop playing anyway. bit u should be more concerned with the real cheaters like velo m0nkey flicker sammy these are 5he real cheats that have administrative powers and never lose. there is a lot of cheaters but making even trades that benefit everyone is not cheating. if u wanna avoid cheaters avoid monkey **** and jayslayter and sammy z."
Really?
The problem is barb, you only trade with the 2 partners you have ,multiple players, which is not fair to the other 9 teams in the league. Its called collusion.
Just be prepared you need to offer proof when you call some one a cheater.

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So those of us who spend time on this site and learn the tricks and how things work with the sim...we are the cheaters? Man amazing that that is how it works?! (sarcasm)

These are the people and some of the reasons why it's been so hard to stay here lately.

The real world doesn't make 12-18 player trades to balance out teams...delusion is what these 3 are sipping.

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This trade frenzy has been going on for many months...
I always suspected these to be the same user or It can also be relatives or friends if benefit of the doubt is given...

this guy would selcect two different Yankees team and pile up massive trades...

A while ago, I got the same kind of hostile private message stating that other players and users being cheaters... I reported the message because i thought it could have a snowball effect... since he also went on a rant in the general chat box around summertime... I think it was done under ukwildkat or anabeth....

Unfortunately, while most of us are all trying to make the site as friendly and as fun as possible, I can't believe this guy can go at it with this total BS for months and months...

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This is the one I got:

Date: 12/19/2020 9:54 AM
To: sheikyerboudi
From: barbwasher (LAD54) block user

u can kiss my ass. li am making legit trades that help all teams involved. o will and have traded with anyone. people like u and monkey tucker and sammy z are the real cheaters. people like monkey tucker use admin powers that's how they always win and never lose. what we were doing is making trades to help both teams that is how it works in the real world but cheaters like u hate it when other teams beat u. dont worry I find this site really boring and have already quit playing. u play one and it is repetitive. it gets old and boring. but for your info monkey flick is the real cheat here. I been told about him and sammy a few times.

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Jay and I really have to stop all the cheating........

-The Ashamed Sheik

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Jeters never prosper

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I hate to even get involved in this conversation but I noticed something odd regarding Sheik's message exchange above. Barbwasher claims to be acting alone and just making a ton of fair blockbuster trades. Ok fine. Let's set that aside for a second. But my question is, does it seem odd that a brand new player like Barb even knows who Monkey, Jay, Sammy are? That account is brand new (only 5 leagues and a total of about 60 games), yet they somehow know dirt on all the longtime owners and seemingly know details about their administrative access, that they "never lose" and that they all cheat to win their leagues. This person hasn't even made it to all-star break in any league yet, let alone finished a league to know who "always" wins or loses.

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To plp512.
I think for someone like me, in auto leagues I would really just check my team. I wouldn't even look at the transactions on home page I have so many leagues I usually don't have time to get into the minutia of what other teams are doing until pointed out at the start of this topic. It was a good catch. maybe thats why it went on so long.
sws33, you are right on there sir. It is apparent to me that it may be one person operating 2 or 3 accounts.
Credit to run4fun for starting this off.
Jim-

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well I noticed this during the end of the summer with uk & anna but adding this barb to it has made this more absurd.

SWS33 hit the nail on the head their on barb's comments...not a chance that this is a separate person and if it is then yes it's a siblings or best friends.

It is collusion to succeed and in the end undermines gbacci's vision for the site and leagues.

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avila12cub perhaps ??? anyway we can all just leave them alone and never let them in a custom league. every win they get is as tainted as astros ring. anyone who was on this site remembers that debacle where he would join a league and then bellybuster or some variation would follow and the profanity laden msgs and just outright bizaarre comments

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Very unlikely, because if it were Avila12Cub, chances are that the message sheik received would have been much, MUCH more vulgar than it actually ended up being, due to his long-standing reputation of using those types of vulgar words. Just saying... 🤷‍♂️

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remember the scene in the movie the shining where jacks wife looks at his typewriter and every page was filled with all work and no play makes jack a dull boy, thats who avilla12cub reminded me of.

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I find it interesting that only barbwasher has come forward to comment - makes it more likely to me that it's one person with 3 accounts.

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Ooh, get this, in Fav teams league 1194, no Barbwasher in this one, but uk and annabeth are in it as well, and they pulled off two more big trades some time back...

12/8/2020 Trade
Greg Maddux to Mas ah chew sets Polish Frizzles
Austin Barnes to Mas ah chew sets Polish Frizzles
Yasiel Puig to Mas ah chew sets Polish Frizzles
Kenta Maeda to Mas ah chew sets Polish Frizzles
Andrew Benintendi to So Cal K's
Johnny Damon to So Cal K's
Jason Varitek to So Cal K's
Cliff Floyd to So Cal K's
Coco Crisp to So Cal K's

12/8/2020 Trade
Don Drysdale to Mas ah chew sets Polish Frizzles
Tony Gonsolin to Mas ah chew sets Polish Frizzles
Walker Buehler to Mas ah chew sets Polish Frizzles
David Freese to Mas ah chew sets Polish Frizzles
Kenley Jansen to Mas ah chew sets Polish Frizzles
David Ortiz to So Cal K's
David Price to So Cal K's
Chris Sale to So Cal K's
Hideki Okajima to So Cal K's
Alan Embree to So Cal K's

And the hilariously ironic part, my Cubs build is kicking their collective a**es... Haha!

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Good job Skooler!

Yes of course they are all being run by 1 person and either gbacci is not interested in stopping him because he is a kid or because the little dipsh-t at least has the limited intelligence to use 3 different devices.I can understand Guy giving kids a break though I think the better practical move is to require everyone to follow the same rules but in this case I think if you guys keep getting the word out Gbacci will take the positive action necessary in this case.

Which is to terminate uk on all 3 of his accounts.

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i think gbacci has taken care of it. look at ukwildkats leagues go to 1152, they are past day 6 and no mass colluding trades. but still your right the best way is to just shun these people and look out for this scam in the future should they/he switch profiles. also never join an auto league with them

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This kid should not be in a position to basically force people out of a League.I was in a Favorite Team's League with this punk in it and though I am 20 games stronger under normal conditions he cheated his way to too many victories.

Why should some punk who does not donate money to the site,has a limited or retarded intellect and no morals at all be allowed to dictate what happens in any League.
It makes no sense practically or morally,all he is is a cheat. Whether it is politically correct or not to deal with a mentally challenged youngster like this one is a complex issue however I have no doubt he should be the one removed from Leagues not others like myself.

Ok, look at his message to Sheik;granted he appears to be retarded but in that case he should given instructions on how to interact with others,I feel his problems should not interfere with the other users on the site and he should be required to act appropriately.

This is my opinion and we shall see what happens here,again I support positive action being taken in this case.

Regards,Warrior

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I don't like what he/they is/are doing and agree that something needs to be done...but quit repeatedly saying retarded...choose a better word please.

He/They've been caught...maybe now since everyone is keeping an eye on them they will stop or leave.

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Let us hope so!

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Or it is a young kid acting stupid.

Another good yarn is the one told by Ralph Kiner about Dave Kingman in which he claims Kingman could hit a ball out of any park including "Yellowstone"

Something to think about.

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"or is it a young kid being stupid"

hard to define what the issue is but his comments & videos rarely make sense

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I trained players in Advanced Chess in Folsom,CA before the Corona outbreak and am the current Player Of The Year at the Sacramento Chess Club in Northern.,California and can tell you with out a doubt there is no new problem with the population of kids in California or in the U.S. All these problems are constant ongoing problems that have been happening since before I was born.

Both the problems with many troubled kids and the positive actions of many good youngsters are the result of two things,environment and behavior.There should never be any form of pc defense given to protect or defend bad behavior yet many rabidly support these so-called politically correct movements which involve defenses of behavior based on false premises.

The problem on this site with kids is mainly due to the fact that they would be better served doing more useful things than being on the site playing an involved game like this.

If you are a youngster and like baseball play real baseball not cyber-ball and if you can not do that how can any youngster justify spending the many hours in a fantasy game with no endgame in mind. Their time and energy would be better spent preparing for their future.The reason we have frustations with these kids on this site is in large part because the youngsters who are smart enough to prepare for their future or courageous enough to play real baseball are not in our user pool. In other words the end result is a pool of youngsters which in large part are planless,clueless types and their behaviors reflect that.

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One of my former students and teammates Jordan Ford who dropped out of U.S.C.F Chess Tournaments years ago recently joined the Los Angeles Clippers after not being drafted despite being one of the best basketball players in the country at Saint Marys College and I believe will be a star in the N.B.A.

As a positive example of what a kid with a plan in a good environment can do I can tell you as a 4-year-old he was a Kindergarden State Champion and repeated as State Champion later.After a strong chess career in which he did play for my adult team in Team Tournaments and was part of one my Championship teams he went on despite being relatively small for a basketball player at around 6 feet 170 pounds to become one of the most crafty,respected,and feared players in the Country.

Why,because he had a real plan and put himself in the right places to be successful.

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The real concern with anyone period is developing a positive plan in a practical manner. This is my opinion!

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Barbwasher sounds exactly like Anna Beth. They both claim to hate the site, call everyone else cheaters, yet they seem to stick around for hating it so much.

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It was obvious on chat it was the same person and even more so now with a third account added on. They said they were quitting then, decided cheating was better I guess. They made the same ‘admin powers’ accusation then too.

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Because of this situation and the inability of the Webmaster to step up to the plate and ensure equal opportunities and fair play for all by removing the offender in this situation from the site which only he is in a position to do I have elected to leave the site permanently and with that said wish all the non-cheaters on tbe site good luck and a Happy Holidays!

I will look for other sites which do not tolerate rampant,blatant,cheating which I think is a positive step to take in my own cyber-sports fantasy management career.

Regards,Warrior

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so we just lost a PC great I wouldn't be surprised if more if this stuff happens
run's already said he's losing interest so we need to remove these 3 accounts or at least 2 of them and block this person from making more
and to warrior, please stay you are a great presence on this site

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I think you should relax on asking for accounts to be removed. Is that how you would have wanted your situation handled several months ago while you were running leagues?
Judge not lest you also be judged in the same manner.

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ok, I was wrong hopefully this person(s)? can correct their errors like I am trying to do and they can start by if they are 1 person by asking gbacci to delete 2 accounts and if they are 3 then join some other leagues and not trade as often

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I am already in the process of leaving because it is my feeling if Gbacci had any intent of conducting the site in a reasonable manner he would have already removed the offender.That would have been the only right thing to do,he talks the talk but. does not walk the walk, I have no intent of being a fake here and gbacci has been given more than ample proof of the unfairness of the situation here.If the site does not want unfair trading it was incumbent on the Webmaster to act in a responsible manner,he failed to do so.


But thanks it was a good run for me here and my experience here no doubt will help me on a better site in the future!

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Thanks,sending thank you messages to Commishes in Private Leagues and then pulling out.

No grievances with the majority of the users on the site and wish the users on the site the best as I do what I feel I have to do here.

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and here you are again savages posting on a forum while a league you joined is in the middle of a live draft! smh

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I do admire Warrior's follow through in acting true to his convictions.

Agree or disagree with his comments but the man stayed true to his word. Good on you, sir.

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I get it if someone wants to leave. It's basically a free site so we all have the prerogative to do what seems best to us.
I would say, if you respect everyone on the site as you say. Instead of just dropping custom leagues. How about finishing the season instead of punishing the rest of the league (leagues) with a dead team the commish has to either run or recruit a replacement for mid season?
It is better for all the people you respect here to do them the solid of sticking out the seasons that you committed to. That I would respect.
Jim-

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Warrior what the hell are you talking about? I’ve reverted numerous trades these two have made and I have a mechanism to block offending accounts from trading with each other. Over the years I’ve deleted untold number of dupe accounts and blocked untold number of accounts from trading with each other. I also have a million other things I’m responsible for in my life outside of this website so sorry if I didn’t act fast enough for your liking. But don’t come after me with some sanctimonious b.s.

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clink clink clink clink Warrior , he's not going to plaaay , clink ,clink warrior he's not going to staaay. clink clink warrior he's gone away......

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It's an extremely bizarre reaction from someone who's been around forever and is heavily involved in the site. I assume he's enjoyed it here up until this point. While I thank him for donating, for him to tell me I am all talk, no action... clearly shows a lack of knowledge for all the action I am taking almost every day to keep this thing up and running. That's fine, I don't expect everyone to know or understand that... but at least ask me directly?

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Just to make a note:

Our 3 users haven't been online now for over a week:
ukwildcat 12/16
annabeth 12/16
Barbwasher 12/19

So hopefully they don't return since gbacci has put a squash to their trades.

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The only downside to the 'PC pandemic surge' was the injection of immaturity. As a frequent basher of the way teens treat this site, I'll refrain, but it did water down competition in Autos.

I have 8 leagues to redraft from, all Fave Teams.
Several they're still in.
Awaiting their move. But I'm not budging.
Want to continue my KC and Milwaukee quest for all 30, I'll deal with the problem of solid owners choosing powerhouse franchises...that's competitive nature.

But I have no problem constructing legal 'superteams' to crush them all the same.

Didn't one of these clowns here for all of three minutes call me out, along with a few other upstanding owners as "cheaters" somewhere in here? Lmao

I'm just finally reading this lengthy thread, sorry I'm late to the party. Lol

That's rich. Proof ? I'm sure those other owners feel the same. Prove it or stfu. Those of us that have become very good at this SIM all did it the same way. We learned from the greats before us and applied our own theories. We all have our own preferences and "ways we like to win".

The thing is, we self-police here constantly. There's no way you can cheat AND be involved with so many great owners/leagues at the same time. As a collective, there's too much experience, familiarity with the SIM, site, and patterns. Plus, um, it's just a game that united baseball stat nerds, lovers of the history of the game, and all around baseball lovers alike.

You can't cheat your way to competitors respecting you. You have to earn it. Take notes, colluding d-bags.

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This is another suspicious one - only had two teams in leagues with annabeth/ukwildcats/barbwasher and dropped off the map at the same time.

https://www.pennantchase.com/home/u..
- The Sheik

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Hah! Gotta love Run4fun's sense of humor with his team name in league 1155! 😂😂😂

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straight to the point there

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what are the names tho? pissed skunks,, gulf coast as hoe????
weird

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@skooler Fave Team 1171 is 'Cheaters Leave'

1155 was the league I stuck in cause everything went down after that one closed and I couldn't leave...so I wanted to make my point

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Ooh I didn't see that one haha

Also, as for the strange team names, I've seen my share of them recently as well, most common one being the Pissed Skunks one at least in two separate leagues I'm in (both Fav Teams, of course...)

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User names are out there too......

https://www.pennantchase.com/home/u.. https://www.pennantchase.com/home/u..
mekus milkdud hoe blo ?

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I am in a league with them , 59-27 and blowing them out of the water. posted a league msg to say thanks to the other owners who play fair. if these clown/clowns try to do it again under a different name we know what to look for

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I just stumbled onto this trio - not the same number of trades but one owner always seems to benefit. Also, the three owners are ONLY in the same 7 Fav Team Leagues: 21, 31, 199, 896, 1125, 1394 and 1429. They are: bpenn77 (benefits from deals), DylanPlayz and MachalLift. I would just keep an eye on them (him).

- The Sheik

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i am in league 21 and bpenn sent the cards (macalift) 4 scrub pitchers for jim edmonds scott rolen both 1.000 plus ops and frankie frisch. said this b4 just remember these names and dont join a league with them, call them out on their/his bs. i checked every league same in all 7 bpenn gives the other 2 scrubs he gets back superstars

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4 rings all likely the result of these actions...smh! Clearly obvious actions...makes 2-3 extremely lopsided deals in each league

Not worried...gbacci will do his thing and those leagues will be good again

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Yes that one is very obvious. One trade had 3 studs for one good and 3 scrubs. Bpenn, you’ve been called out as a cheater. Doesn’t say much for you as a person.

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Not sure when gbacci will see these posts, so hopefully someone sends him a private message regarding this.

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Looks like that clown is in love with Scott Rolen, he is always included is in Mongomery Burns lookalike trades...

Unfortunately this cheater seems to know what he is doing...he is crushing every league he is in...

about time to disqualify any trading in the franchise mode games....

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I don't even understand how this is fun for those that are doing it. Make the same teams over and over and then make the same trades. And for what? So you can see a number next to rings on a website? So strange.

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One thing we can do is to let everyone know the names bpenn, annabeth ,ukwildkats, barbwasher etc. expose them as the frauds they are. ive noticed in one of my leagues that uk ana and barb seem to have left. another telltale sign of theses cheaters is that they never play in custom leagues because they know they wouldnt get away with blatant collusion. the best way to deal with them going fwd is to not join if you see their names. let them wait forever for the league to fill,

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One detail worth mentioning, the guy who benefits is listed as a Yankees fan, but the other two have their favorite teams on their profile pages specifically set to the Diamondbacks, which is the default one set for all users until changed (due to being the first team listed alphabetically). Could mean nothing, or perhaps it could mean this at the very least warrants a closer look... Who knows, just putting it out there... 🤷‍♂️

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Oh sheik, forgot to mention, regarding Annabeth's name listed on the profile page, "mekus milkdud hoe blo", I specifically remember that actually once saying Anna Beth a while back, before being banned from posting in chat and on the global boards

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Anna Beth, uk and barb are likely gone so they shouldn’t be in any leagues once their autos end. So their names won’t/shouldn’t show up anymore and soon these three won’t either as gbacci will do his thing...so don’t deter from entering auto leagues...

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I am not 100% sure bpenn and MachalLift were the same person, but each of them had several accounts which are all now gone and those two remaining accounts cannot trade w/ each other any longer.

People with multiple accounts are quite obviously going to expose themselves if they intend to cheat with those accounts. Just bring it to my attention.

People who are two different people but are colluding are a little harder to pin down, but there will undoubtedly be a repeat pattern.

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We will have to act as a community to be your eyes and ears. Thank you for running a great site. What we have now is basically an online version of whack a mole. knock em down , they pop up somewhere else. eventually they will get the idea. happy new year to all