Grounded Polo wrote:
I haven't actually voted to veto a trade since like 2005. A basketball cafe league is having a heated discussion about doing just that right now and I'm intentionally staying out of it. Your trade is pretty fair if it's 2008 - Billingsley was 24 and racking up 200 k's per year. Votto wasn't a top 25 guy like Reyes yet, the prospects probably wash out at that point. Do you think it would really take two top 5 prospects with Reyes to unload him for Chris Sale? I don't see the argument from a guy trying to unload Reyes to get younger then trades away two of the very best prospects in the game along with him to do it.
You have made no case regarding veto'ing this trade. it's not a great trade but different owners value players differently. Some will ding a guy like Reyes for being old while at the same time ding prospects for being unproven. In this case he got a 24 yr old near ace and solid 27 yr old OF'er. I wouldn't have made the trade but it's not vetoable.
FWIW - most of the criticism of my trade was that I had given up a future Miguel Cabrera. Holland vs Montero/Drabek was definitely not a wash. Holland and Drabek were closer to a wash but I really liked Holland
and wanted to part with Bills
. Different owners and different valuations.