I don't like it, but seriosuly, not that bad. I swear people see AROD and they go nuts. Then they think about what they both: would have paid to get him, or what they would demand for him if they had him.
Either case is irrelevant. As long as it isn't conclusive collusion, there is no reason. There is enough of a case to be made for it that it has to stand. Any reasonable case, even if it is one you don't agree with, is reason enough to let it go through.
At some point, if everything is going to be straight down the middle, why have trades at all?
A fool and his money are soon parted. "League Balance" is jsut a buzzword imo from people who rest on their laurels. This guy struck and got arod, good for him. Next time, be more active with ballpark offers... Leagues shouldn't be artifically balanced. In a perfect world they woudl be balanced naturally through sharp owners. But we all know that some people are wiser, more patient, better at valuing players, you name it. A league has to have heros and goats -- the real one does.