This trade seems real suspicious to me. Dejean and Fox? Neither of these guys are closers, at this point. Yesterday, the manager announced Leskanic will be the closer. Fox may eventually become the closer, but there's no guarantee.
Dempster is, I guess, a top 60 pitcher, but that's not saying much, unless you're in a 12 or 14 team league.
Steward is the likely closer for Montreal, making Tucker a middle reliever. But Tucker may take some save opps from Steward, making Steward even less valuable.
So, three middle relievers, an OK starter, and a closer who may lose some save opps for A solid closer whose job is assured and a most sought after starting pitcher? While a rookie, Prior is definitely top 30 right now, in terms of demand.
This is an awful trade, especially when you add in that some guys have to be waived to even make it happen. If it werent's so early, I would say this is a classic dump. Wolf and Marquis have more potential than Dempster! Who's going to pick them up, the guy who traded all these weak middle relievers? He may end up getting three decent starters and one solid closer out of this!
To me, it really seems so blatantly foul that it's either collusion or one player having prior knowledge of these two closer's (Dejean and Tucker's) demotions and not sharing it with the other. Either way, I would seriously have to consider protesting. Both reasons are valid for protest.