Frequently Asked Questions
TradeDebate.com is the only place online for community based fantasy sports trade analysis. Come visit our website to vote and post trades with your friends! While other sites feature “expert” opinions or simple stat comparisons TradeDebate.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, TradeDebate.com can give you the numbers to help you make the most profitable decisions when making fantasy trades.
Why did you create TradeDebate.com?
Hundreds of thousands of people join various fantasy sports leagues throughout the year in which they manage teams. Some these people join high-stake leagues in which they spend a lot of money to be in the league, while others simply join leagues for fun. No matter the league, everyone wants to win, and win often. Because of this need to win, managers often search for information and statistics online for guidance on what to do when making trades, but these statistics are typically generated by calculating numbers and do not reflect the personal aspect of any given situation, especially from a fantasy perspective.
Everyone has made a trade that they have regretted, and in turn that trade ruins a season and leads to many sleepless nights. We want you to sleep at night.
So we created TradeDebate, a website that can give fantasy sports players free advice on how to manage their teams through the knowledge of our community. Our innovative website can assist players in the decision-making process about trades, evaluation of players, and (potential) trades driven by user-generated polls, rating systems, comments, and recommendations. By using our website, fantasy owners can rely on the advice of others, rather than statistical data that may only show one side of a situation from trade calculators, or biased advice from a league member. Our website provides fantasy owners with a helpful and informative platform to which they can go for trade advice and fantasy sports content.
How do I vote and/or post a trade?
To vote, all you need to do is hover over the team that you believe gets the better end of the deal, or rate it as fair, and click. After you vote you will immediately get to see the results from our community, as well as any comments made about the trade.
To post a trade you need to be logged in. Once logged in, hover over the POST YOUR TRADE button at the top of the screen, and choose the settings that fit your league, and players that you are receiving. Then, choose who you are giving up. The advanced settings button allows you to go in-depth within all the possible parameters that your league settings contain.
You may not post a trade without registering and/or being logged in. Once registered, you may post as many trades as you would like, and take down any trades that you do not.
What happens after I post a trade?
Your trade is immediately entered into our database and sent straight to other users. After 48 hours your poll will close with a percentage and tally of the user’s decisions, comments, and recommendations. With this information you can decide if you should make the trade or not.
Trade Debate always believes that our knowledgeable users will provide you with the best possible trade advice needed for your team to improve. It is at your discretion however when it comes to the final decision on your trade. For trade advice from a staff fantasy trade analyst email contact@TradeDebate.com and we will offer you our opinion.
Can my league use TradeDebate.com as a trade veto tool?
Absolutely. The problem with traditional trade vetoes is that those who vote on the trade are involved in the league, and even the best of us will have a hard time voting objectively when the league title is on the line. TradeDebate.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.
Can I use TradeDebate.com to show that annoying manager just how terrible his trade offers are?
Yes! 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 TradeDebate you can tell the other manager exactly what the marketplace thinks of his lousy offer as well as will enter the running for “Worst Trade Offer of the Year”. Watch how quickly the offers improve.
Can I use a waiver wire move that I am contemplating as a potential trade?
Of course! Add/Drops can be very difficult decisions and are essentially one-for-one trades anyway. If you are on the fence about making the move put it up for debate.
Can I use the trade engine to answer my Start/Sit questions?
Sure! Start vs. sit decisions are difficult and can drive you crazy. Post a trade with the two players, write a note for the voters, and let them decide for you!
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 dates then it’s entirely possible that the values of the players involved have changed. Similarly, it could be that the league rules and settings are different in the two trades. Ryan Howard for instance, has a different value in an SLG league than he does in a Batting Average league. Every trade is its own entity, and should be viewed independently.
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. As long as the trade is open for voters, the results will continue to update.
What’s the deal with the rankings? Will I ever be on there?
The rankings are based on the trades that you correctly vote on from the user. For each vote made with the majority, you receive an accurate rating. Your accuracy rating changes each time you vote, rewarding you if you vote correctly, lowering your status on incorrect votes. You will move up the rankings as your accuracy improves.
You may not vote on a trade more than once and you will only get points if you voted correctly. TradeDebate.com registered users can compete to get on the leader boards by improving your accuracy rating. 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. TradeDebate.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 Tony Romo because you also have Phillip Rivers, or trying to sell high on Carl Crawford then try posting a few of the trades you’re considering on TradeDebate.com. That way you’ll have a better idea of what’s reasonable before you make any official offers, and have a better understanding of the market value of your player.
Can I use TradeDebate.com to convince reluctant managers that my trade offers are reasonable?
Sure. 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 TradeDebate.com report then you can show the other manager that you’re serious about making a reasonable trade.
If you’re a blogger or writer and would like to get involved with a featured article partnership please contact us at email@example.com.
If you are interested in advertising with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow us on Twitter @TradeDebate
Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook/TradeDebate.