You're also making a deal at the worst possible time. Before FA when I can spend cash on a guy and give up no talent. Once the first FA sims passes you would have got a better deal. Injuries happen during the year, teams need pitchers at the deadline. So you didn't get a deal now, who is to say you won't get a better one if you wait a few more weeks? It's not like a 29th overall pick is something to write home about.
And all things considered, he's not an old pitcher and he's signed long term. So you couldn't get a good deal today, then you wait even a year if you have to to get a return.
JD's pick is what, 29th overall? That's probably going to be a fourth OF or a MR or something not particularly useful. Maybe you get another bench player or MR with the second rounder, and everything that comes after that is pretty much worthless unless it boosts.
I get you're frustrated that people are lowballing you, but that's not a reason for doing a trade. Especially if you've only been dealing for 2 weeks, and at a time when people are going to prefer spending cash over prospects.
That's my reasoning.
As for the other stuff I'm sorry, it's just that normally Ron and TK have waited when trades weren't passed by the TC and this was only done 3-4 hours before TK simmed and I saw no reason why it should have been processed right away when we've never done that in the past. If TK/Ron are going to vote on trades in the future, then why have a TC in the first place?