Yeah, the trade goes through. Really no question. I'm not even sure how he could have made any argument that the trade shouldn't go through... he's the one who accepted it. That he accepted it before and not after Bruce's injury shouldn't even make any difference. This is not the classic situation of someone leaving a trade offer open and the other person accepts the trade after one of the players the other person is giving got injured after the offer was made because it was the person getting the injured players who hit "accept."
The more I write about it the more it angers me. This guy tried to trick you into thinking that he deserved a mulligan. Not cool.
there was a previous incident where this same person was trading for Pedrioa. The guy that offered him Pedrioa in a trade was going to use DeRosa to fill in at 2B. the trade offer was open for a few days, DeRosa got hurt, then he accepted the trade before DeRosa's manager could pull the trade back off. This manager was left without a 2B, and argued that he didn't have time to pull the trade back off. Similar to the case you provided, but still not the same. As we were discussing what to do with the trade, i traded him Zobrist, so his interest in contesting the trade went away.
the new Jay Bruce owner felt that it was a similar situation. he felt he was getting screwed in the Pedrioa deal because DeRosa wasn't in it, so his injury shouldn't affect the trade. And if i was looking into taking that trade back, i had to look into taking his trade back because i hadn't put it through yet. i agree to an extent, because DeRosa wasn't directly involved in the trade. However, if i was near a computer at the time the trade was accepted, then the trade would have gone through before he even got hurt, so i have to put it through.
I think a lot of it is just shock that a dude gets hurt, literally, 20 minutes after being traded. I've never seen that before. The timestamp on the email says 6:56. The game started at 7:10, and the box score on yahoo says he left the game in the bottom of the 1st with a wrist injury. 20 minutes, 25 at the most after the trade was accepted. Most trading usually takes place, at least in my experience, at night after
games, or during the afternoon. I really don't understand why someone would want to pull the trigger on a trade right before a game starts, knowing that they won't get the player until the next day, and in this case (because i was camping for the weekend) the trade wouldn't affect any lineups until after the ASB when play resumes, which was 5 days from the time of the trade. I said Nate McLouth > Damon anyway, and he has an open DL slot too, so i wouldn't be too concerned. Then i started to wonder why i hadn't made an offer for Bruce and/or McLouth before, and how this guy is in 3rd place.