Neutral Zone Wrap: Gift-Food Analogies
Neutral Zone Wrap: Gift-Food Analogies

This article is part of our Neutral Zone Wrap series.

The holidays are all about giving. And investing substantial resources to make others happy. The presents you've purchased this season will only improve your social standing for months to come. Unless, of course, you figured any one of a pair of socks, a sweater, or that limited edition Phillipe Bozon bobblehead would make the perfect gift.

Like the presents we receive, a fantasy trade can often be well-intended but sometimes ends up looking like last year's fruitcake. The thing was probably conceived quickly and without much thought, the ingredients remain questionable, and no one wants to go near it. So why is this type of transaction so frequent in leagues? Does one really believe they can sneak talent through and not consider the consequences? Or is it assumed the opening offer will always be the worst?

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Evan Berofsky
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