I think what he's talking about is the following. (Actual players I have no idea, but they're names).
He's Team A.
He offers newbie, Team B, Alex Rodriguez for Albert Pujols. And sends an official offer out via the website.
Team B doesn't respond. Offer just sits there.
Later in the week, Team A emails Team C and says, he'd give him Alex Rodriguez for David Wright (or whatever). Team C agrees.
Team A goes to accept the deal Alex Rodriguez for David Wright only to find that he no longer owns Alex Rodriguez as Team B has accepted the outstanding offer.
Now the Rodriguez/Pujols deal is accepted and pending league approval. He wants the league to kill the deal on the grounds that he wants to trade Rodriguez instead for Wright.
But IMHO he can't. The fact that Team A left the offer sitting there for six days is his problem, not the league's.
That's my read on it, anyhow.
Incidentally, in contract law this is governed by what is known as The Mailbox Rule. An offer is available to be accepted until revocation is communicated to the party who was offered the deal. And applying the Mailbox Rule, the original poster also loses.
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