it's really aggravating, especially since I don't think the deal was lopsided one way or the other. I guess the guy felt like he had to win the trade convincingly or something.
FWIW, this was the deal:
I give Adrian Beltre, Jay Bruce, Gordon Beckham, Jonathan Sanchez, Gio Gonzalez, and Jhoulys Chacin
He gives Ubaldo Jiminez, Jose Bautista, Kendry Morales, Aaron Hill, Vernon Wells, John Lackey, and Johan Santana.
Dynasty league. I get older and take on considerable risk with a DL'd Morales and Santana (who likely won't contribute this year until the second half if at all), an increasingly horrible Lackey, and Bautista repeating his outlier year. Of course, if all hit their potential I'm coming out pretty sweet in the deal. He countered with this monstrosity to me after we had been discussing smaller 2 for 2 and 3 for 3 deals.
I think you should thank him for his cold feet.
I'd probably give you Ubaldo, Bautista, Morales, Hill, Wells, Lackey, Santana just for Gio/Beckham/Bruce alone in a dynasty league and feel dirty after, like I should buy you breakfast and pay for your cab home.