in your trade scenario he gets:
Rasmus, strasburg, shields, axford...
Cargo, lincecum, papelbon, and greinke...
I highly doubt he goes for that. He wanted wainwright and holliday. in your trade he gets neither one.
how about... take cargo, lincecum, greinke, papelbon. give him holliday, wainwright, rasmus and axford. i would milk strasburg as much as possible at this point. Or trade him straight up for someone. Your new and improved OF will then be Braun, CarGo, and Kemp. They're all fantasy studs. I dont really like the mixing of the closers in there, haha. he is probably very high on papelbon which might kill that deal. so maybe:
CarGo, lincecum, Greinke for Holliday,Wainwright and Rasmus. just keep axford, he complicates the trade. Basically he is trying to dump lincecum, make him pay by throwing in greinke. you sell high on rasmus he sells low on linceum, so the trade should be in your favor.