the guy hasnt bought in to trumbo, simple as that. felix is an established house hold name. your trade isnt bad, but u should probably offer a little more. (in this case forget it, because he either has a hard on for felix or doubts trumbo)
Pete your response makes no sense. HE offered King Felix FOR Trumbo. Not the other way around.
Brian: Your trade offer is a fair one, and one that I would accept in either a one year or keeper league. There is NO need to sweeten the deal on your end. You could make a much better deal elsewhere I would think.
For help try to find sites that rank players currently for keeper league formats. Tristan Cockcroft released his last one on July 12th of this year (before King Felix went on his tear). He ranked Felix Hernandez 11th and Mark Trumbo 59th.
If I were you, I would be happy the trade was rejected.