Shakes wrote:Don't veto a trade for not being even. Veto trades for collusion.
Exaclty. This is a bad trade, but not obviously collusion.
Micheal Young is a great SS, but there seems to be a number of very good SS's out there (young, Jeter, Furcal with his SB, Tejada, Rollins, Garciaparra, Renteria, Guillen), and that's not even including the up-and-comers like Kaz Matsui, Crosby, Figgins, Uribe. Now, if you've got a 12-team league, that's 8 SSs that are right around Young's level, and another 4 that COULD be around his level. I'm willing to bet that the team with Young has ANOTHER SS, so while they are giving up a good player, chances are he's got someone to step in and replace him. For example - if he's got Furcal on his bench, Young is much more "tradeable".
As for Wells, he is still a servicable pitcher. Three concecutive years of a WHIP under 1.25 makes him a decent starter; he's started at least 30 games 3 years in a row, got more than 100Ks each of those years, and averages under a 4.00 ERA. While it's not studly numbers, and he may have been able to do better, Wells is still capable of a 12 win, 140 K, 3.50 ERA, 1.15 WHIP season (those are only a little better than his numbers last year).
This trade is NOWHERE near veto status. A veto-able trade would be more like Alex Rodriguez for Tyler Yates....