The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is now just over two weeks away, and teams are busily preparing to either bolster their teams for short-term success or set long-term objectives.
Not every trade turns out to be a win-win for both sides—oftentimes deals are conducted based on a belief that a player will thrive with a new organization, and history clearly shows us that's not always the case.
Previous performance can also be a factor in an important trade. For a contending team, it often relies on a player who has shown the ability to come through in the clutch. That particular team may be willing to deal a prospect or two just to acquire that clutch performer.
Whatever the case, trades have been a part of the fabric of Major League Baseball since its inception. We will take a look at the greatest trades in each MLB team's history as we patiently await what lies ahead over the next two weeks.