Do NOT try to bully me via pm:
I've spoken to a 3rd manager about what's going on here, and he agrees with me that it's not fair. So the take home message here is that if you veto my trade a 3rd time, myself and 2 other managers will be forced to disallow all trades of your's for the entire season. So please carefully consider what you're doing here before you completely eliminate your option to trade throughout the season.
That's what you wrote in your pm to me, among other tidbits. Yes, it was intended to be private, but if you want to threaten me in this league, do it out front of everyone. I don't give you great amounts of grief publicly or privately, so do not single me out with bull****.
I don't happen to see your trade as fair, here's why:
Kevin doesn't need Pudge in any way, shape or form. He has Posada, a decent catcher who's not going to do him any harm. If he wants a backup, he could do one hell of a lot worse than Johjima who may turn out to be one of the better catchers of the year. He may not, but ain't a whole lot of people sweating a backup catcher at the moment.
You're taking two disabled guys back? Yeah, one of whom is scheduled to pitch on Sunday and should be doing just fine (Sheets). The other guy you can shuttle off to the DL spot and not lose any sleep over. Gagne is a risk, but if he comes back healthy, wow, what a trade for you to bolster your roster in the second half of the season.
In return Kevin also gets Valverde and Duke. You say he's desperate for an RP because Foulke "lost his job". We're two weeks into the season. There's a whole waiver wire out there, so why is Kevin going exclusively to you for an RP? I'd say Kevin's being just a little impatient and lazy here.
Sorry, I see the trade favoring you over the duration of the season and no net benefit to Kevin that he couldn't obtain simply by going to the waiver wire. I don't think Kevin spends enough time thinking on his own and comes to you for advice far too quickly. I don't like the trade but I guess you can make me the Holo Elvis for the year two weeks in. Enjoy winning the season Matt.