Commissioner Corner Message Board
I am a commish. I would reverse this as it seems like an obvious mistake. However, going forward, you may want to put a rule in your league that addresses such mistakes. In my league, we had several instances of teams having an illegal roster for one reason or the other... and our rules state that illegal rosters score zero points. So after several seasons of guys pleading with me to retroactively fix their illegal roster and get the points back from that day... I put in a rule that stated no such retroactive reverses would take place. Black & White rule. Illegal rosters score zero points. No hurricane, no internet outage, no excuses! Makes my life a lot less complicated. You should think about doing the same.
What do your trade rules state? If the rules state to allow all trades, you may have no recourse. Other than that... I don't know if it is fair to talk about where guys were drafted at this point. If a 2nd Round Matt Kemp was traded for a 15th Round Jason Segura, would anyone complain that it is not fair to trade Kemp for Segura? If anything, people will probably complain the other way. I own Cespedes in a league and I have benched him he has been such poop. Does the team trading Kershaw have a great pitching staff? Perhaps they felt they could part with Kershaw as a result. And Holland is good. But I personally don't rate Closers all that high. And they are getting a lot of RUNS & SBs back with that group of Gardner, Gordon, & Kendrick. Maybe those are categories attempting to be addressed?
Now all that being said, I would prefer the Kershaw side of the deal myself. But you can't police stupidity. As long as the owner making the trade truly believes they are improving their team, I don't see how you can VETO a trade. But the deleting of message board? That is shady.