Sigh, yes you are correct on player quality but I have seen this player do similar swaps in the past and I was trying to match up his needs (HR, 1B) with my players. Konerko is my only 1B with a similar current ranking that provides both. I could throw OFs at him, Kemp, Ethier, Upton, Sizemore, Young etc., but that doesn't fill his requests.
This same player traded Chase Utley and Andrew McCutchen for Vernon Wells. I lost the protest.
As to my infield, my season is done so I am looking for future years. Might not be the smartest thing to do but I have never played in a keeper league before.