RULES: TRADES

TRADING OVERVIEW
Trades are an agreement between two team owners to exchange one or more players. Trades can be processed with an uneven number of players as long as they do not violate any roster settings. Trading can be the most enjoyable part of the game, but it can also be a source of frustration for owners who don't understand certain policies or don't do their research on the player(s) involved in a trade.

PROPOSE A TRADE
To propose a trade, go to another team page, click the "Propose Trade" link and select the player(s) you wish to receive. You will then be asked which of your player(s) you want to trade and how long you wish the trade offer to be active for. You will be given the option of sending that team owner an e-mail notifying them of your proposed deal or offering the trade without sending a corresponding e-mail. After the trade offer is submitted, the system will display a Pending Move note on your My Team page, as well as on the other owner's Team page.

That team owner can then go to their team page to review the deal and either accept or decline your offer. If no action is taken within the specified number of days, the system will automatically cancel the trade offer.

If the trade is rejected, you will receive an e-mail notification. If the offer is accepted, you and your entire league will be notified via e-mail. This allows the other team owners to review the trade.

TRADE LIMITS
There is no limit on the number of trades you can propose or accept.

TRADE DEADLINE
All standard leagues use the following trade deadline:

    ALL trades must be accepted before Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at 12 p.m. ET
NOTE: The trade deadline is only for trade transactions between teams. Owners are still free to add and drop players via free agency and waivers throughout the entire season.

TRADE REVIEW PROCESS
Whether you're in a standard or prize-eligible league, there is a 48-hour trade review period after a trade is accepted which allows team owners the chance to review a trade after it's accepted. This is done to prevent unbalanced trades from processing or collusion between two teams.

  • Free leagues: During the trade review period, if four (4) of the ten (10) team owners vote to veto a trade it will be cancelled. A link on the main League Office page allows you to view pending trades and submit your veto should you so choose.
  • Prize-Eligible leagues: During the trade review period, all team owners have a 48-hour period to review the deal, and should they feel the trade is not fair or balanced, submit a formal protest to the ESPN trade panel. Within 12 hours following the trade review period, the final decision registered by the ESPN experts will cause the deal to either process or be vetoed.