Well thanks for the input fellas.....
In the end I requested a veto on this deal. There were many reactions in the league about it; and the commish did reject his own deal.... Although I agree you need to question things when the commish, and sole power authority in the league is negociating with teams on that level.
Yes, its a hold league, and I agree closer values are dimished quite a deal; but it seems every league I play in that has Holds closer value still remains high.... I never buy into it, but always get stuck with marginal closers as a result hehehe.
Apparently, this deal has everything to do with a deal I pulled last June. (from a lovely email from the commish stating I have no right to request a veto to a trade
Last June I traded
Mussina (yahoo rank 2 at the time)
Felipe Lopez (pre washington trade)
The deal went through without much fuss, and I still think its a completely legitimate trade in a keeper format.... but perhaps it was I
who opened the door to the demise of this league???