2019 MLB Draft Guide: The Cry of Collusion
The word 'collusion' gets thrown around an awful lot in fantasy sports, especially leagues with some sort of a cash prize. Michael Stein takes a deep dive into the accusations and helps you to understand when the C-word should and shouldn't be used.
In 1964, United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart described his threshold test for obscenity as “I know it when I see it.” In many ways, that is how we discern whether there is collusion in a fantasy sports league absent any written proof or a confession. If you participate in a fantasy baseball league, then there is a very good chance you have been flabbergasted about a trade made between other league members. You may have been so outraged at the inequity of a trade that you have no doubts the two trading partners are involved in some nefarious scheme. But before you start jumping to conclusions about whether there is any collusion taking place, you need to first understand what collusion means and also what it does not mean. Think of collusion like an onion - it has many layers and it can make you cry.
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