I didn't read the entire thread but I don't mind these type deals in principal but the people doing them rarely understand what they are doing. They just see:
1. Keeper league.......check.
2. Have some solid "older" players.......check.
3. Can trade them for youth.......check.
4. Rebuilding for the future.......check.
Now, in a dynasty league, this might not be a bad idea, depending on the makeup of the team and the future of the league. The latter is important because so many people overvalue youth in a keeper and just run for the kids. Who knows how long this league will be around??
Back to my original point.......In this league, I can see this being a lose/lose situation for the dumping team. Not only do they get worse now, they also might get worse for the future because these guys won't be kept, at least on my team. I don't care what the upside is. If I am only keeping 3 players, you are damn sure that Pence won't be 1 of them. There will definitely be 3 better options than him. Cust?? Please.