Now that the MLB trade winds have calmed down and players are starting to settle in with their new teams, it becomes easy to tell which trades have not worked out thus far.
Some players naturally do not mesh well with other players and teams, and we start to see some stats dive down. This leaves some fans questioning why certain trades were even completed in the first place.
Teams in the playoff hunt like to trade minor league prospects or cash considerations for that one bat to help power an offense.
But sometimes the trade seems to be a “swing and a miss.”
There have been numerous trades that have not worked out well this year, but a few teams have bought players higher than what they have been worth so far.
In no particular order, here is a list of five trades that had teams expecting different outcomes.