Thanks to everyone who responded. It's obvious that most feel that no matter what a manager's activity, if the commodity is equal, the trade must go through.
So I've posted the replies in my league's msg board, and told the commish (who also vetoed) that we may have jumped too early.
One thing is for certain, our inactive mgr will not be welcome to our league next year. Even after all of this, he still has 3 positions unfilled, and his starting OF today is Bonds, Junior, and T.Nixon...with nobody on 2nd, 3rd or CI.
If a man dwells on the past, then he robs the present.
But if a man ignores the past, he may rob the future.
The seeds of our destiny are nurtured by the roots of our past.
[i]-- Master Po[/i]