Leaguemates of mine are hooting and hollering and spouting conspiracy theories about a recent trade I made in a mixed, 12 team, 5X5 roto, 6 keeper, auction league. The last place team happens to be a friend of mine (a key fact that leads to the conspiracy theories) who took over his team from a failed owner this season. During the draft he WAY overpaid for Braun ($55+) for the chance to trade him during the season because his team stunk. I kept Hosmer ($5) and Heyward ($15) along with other players. My team is competing and I wanted to cash in my "future" chips for some "now" chips, and so I offered Hosmer and Heyward for Braun, and he accepted. Hosmer can be kept at $10 and Heyward at $20, both reasonable prices for what they would go for in an open auction. Braun is un-keepable. Of course for this year the trade looks lopsided, but I am sure that is not why my friend did it as he is building a team that can win in the future.
Is this trade as offensively unfair as my leaguemates claim?