Commissioner Corner Message Board
I think it's ridiculous. The original trade was a 4 for 4 trade that was vetoed by the league, this 2nd one more players were just added. The guy trading Lucroy, Konerko etc is curently in 3rd place while the guy trading Fielder and Granderson is in 9th. I feel that he is just off loading players.
Jonathan Lucroy (Mil - C)
Paul Konerko (CWS - 1B)
Ryan Ludwick (Cin - OF)
Alex Gordon (KC - OF)
Andre Ethier (LAD - OF)
A.J. Burnett (Pit - SP)
Ben SheetsDL (Atl - SP)
Tim Hudson (Atl - SP)
Brandon McCarthy (Oak - SP)
A.J. Pierzynski (CWS - C)
Prince Fielder (Det - 1B)
Curtis Granderson (NYY - OF)
Zack Greinke (LAA - SP)
Gio Gonzalez (Was - SP)
I see no real reason to disallow the trade... It is a big one for sure but not totally lopsided. What we really have hear is three trades in one.
Trade 1: Lucroy (C) and Konerko (1B) for Pierzynski (C) and Fielder (1B)
Trade 2: Ludwick (OF), Gordon (OF), Ethier (OF) for Granderson (OF)
Trade 3: Burnett (SP), Sheets (SP), Hudson (SP), and McCarthy (SP) for Greinke (SP) and Gonzalez (SP)
All three of these trades are allowable... and it seems like a classic way to trade for top tier talent - by giving multiple up players.