I agree with the anonymous poster that I would not have made this deal if I were the other guy, but I definitely would not protest it if I was in the league. I would just ask the other guy what he was thinking.
I keep saying it here, but there are a handful of players you cannot giveup without getting one of the others. There are exceptions, of course, but to give up RJ and not get something similar back just doesn't make sense to me. Wood is great, but the Cubs are not as good as the D'backs. Even if they pitch equally well, RJ will bring more wins. Of course, RJ will pitch much better, so it makes it more lopsided.
I think it's a fair trade. You're not screwing the other guy at all, but I don't see why the other guy pulled the trigger. It doesn't seem to make him better in any way. It doesn't make you much better either, but you were real good before, and now you have a lot more security, given the injury histories involved and the fact that RJ is THE MAN.
Learning curve for the other guy, and victory for you!
I guess closers are worthless in your league?