It's often easier to objectively look at these things from the outside and I don't see a veto here. The team who 'lost' this trade currently looks like he improved on 3 of the 4 commodities swapped. That both picks received are better than those he traded can't be refuted, looking right now he won big on the C swap too. Interesting how you presented that commodity swap too BTW, glossing Montero a top 5 C and somewhat dissing Ruiz as 'a good catcher'. Right now, 5x5, Montero is C#7 and Ruiz is #1, miles ahead in 4 cats, barely ahead in RBI. While I don't personally agree that Ruiz is the top C going forward, you have to realize that the guy trading for him probably sees him a big upgrade on Montero. He has 1/2 season of data supporting this and could see an even bigger 2nd half with Utley back and Howard starting his rehab. The area he likely veiws as losing, like most of us is the pitching. Then again his roster and how he's been doing each week might make saves to him (at least in his thinking) more valuable than the stats Verly tallies. Again here you state Verly is the 'top pitcher in baseball (that can certainly be debated)' as if trying to convince us to your side. As co-commish try to look objectively and from the outside. The way you described some of the dynamics lends me to believe you haven't. I agree, It's a poor deal in a vacuum, Verly should get more, but there could be reasons that are valid to the 'losing owner' that lead him to believe he won the trade.
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MVP****NL11,AL07,AL05,NL04,ALNL03,ALNL02,NL01,ALNL00,AL99,ALNL98,ALNL96 RIP Cammi
Cmon Bud, NOW is the time to sack up and force feed an Olympic style drug program down Fehr's fat throat. Save OUR game from these blatant cheaters!