I'm not going to say you are wrong in your assessments (even though I disagree), but they are completely subjective. As are the rankings you are using. Unless your league established a "set" system of rankings for trade issues, you can't cite any list as fact.
Hold on now Bruce is not a beast he's ranked 33rd by Berry and he's the 12th best outfielder, he bats like 250 and hits 30 homers, that's not beast, its productive. Considering Halladay is a 15th on Berry and the No.1 pitcher the best you are getting in return is 33? C'mon, I'd understand if it were Cutch or Stanton but Bruce is not on their level.
Yeah, Halladay and Bruce are what they are on that list, but I'm sure their draft positions vary on other sites. The MDP thread has Halladay as 16th and Bruce as 39th overall. That is a two round difference. And if you account age and upside into things (aka Bruce has more upside and Halladay is at his peak), then things become closer IMO (again, this is my opinion).
The other players are pretty even but I'll tell you k's and wins Niese won't be far from if not ahead of Feliz. Pap for Choo that's fine.
Pap and Choo are being drafted less than 12 spots from one another, so yes, I'd say they are even as far as lists go. Feliz is currently being drafted 153rd overall whereas Niese is being drafted 338th overall. Big difference there
, which should speak for itself. And assuming that K's and Wins will be close is just that- an assumption. I would assume 150 IP from Feliz + 50 IP from an average SP > 200 IP from Niese in all departments.
I can tell you obviously don't like the trade, but all of us neutral posters disagree with the veto option (thus far). I don't mean to offend, but it seems like you may be more upset that you didn't pull this deal off and the commish (of all people) did. If you think the owner gave up too much in Halladay, look to make trades with him in the future.
And for the record, I'm using my draft positions from the Cafe's MDP thread, which is a collective, updated ranking of multiple drafts-viewtopic.php?t=438070
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