All right, so I guess I need some advice about being "commish". I went into it not planning on vetoing trades (how I operate in baseball, too). Should I try to reverse this trade since it's obviously (and rightfully so?) upset some people? The only way I can do that, since the other party involved is AWOL, is to use my commish powers to add/drop players from our respective teams. I'm really not comfortable with that. Or, I just let it be, since it wasn't collusion. But as commish and as the party that will prosper from this trade, I'm in a tough spot since I don't want to taint the league and keep it "fair".
What should I do?
You're right, it is a tough spot. In the end, it's not collusion and just because you're the commish doesn't mean you came to give everyone their trades and not your own. It has to stand pat but be ready for a lot of BS trades to try and 'prove' their point. Integrity of the league is important but that cuts both ways. You could also email out to everyone and communicate your thoughts to make sure they understand where you're coming from. Might help.