How Do You Track the Success of Your Ottoneu Trades Over Time?
I think @sakiehl asked a good question today on Slack asking how owners track the success of their trades over time.
There were some good answers:
And from @Chickensoup:
If you want to evaluate trades later you have to keep a record of why you made the trade or it’s pretty much worthless. The entire reason to even do it I the first place is to change your process, not pat yourself on the back when you did a good job or hate on yourself when it went sour.
It’s actually an old businessman model to track your process to know if it needs to change or not because that’s the only positive outcome of self reflection on these kinds of things. The process matters more long term than the outcome.
But I thought we could also use this community thread to do just that - track a history of trades in various leagues (especially those involving prospects that may not even have debuted at the time of the trade) and get community feedback over time to determine “win/loss” ideas.
Every trade has important context, so you can post a picture of your trade here along with the context to solicit feedback from the community, or just to make a permanent record over time to check back in and see how you’re doing. You can find a record of trades made in your league under the “Trade History” link on your league team page: https://ottoneu.fangraphs.com/530/tradehistory