7 MLB Players Franchises Were Fortunate to Trade Away When They Did

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7 MLB Players Franchises Were Fortunate to Trade Away When They Did
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Marlins fans were probably sorry to see Willis go when the team traded him, but hindsight shows it was a fortunate move.

Any time an MLB franchise deals a star player, there is potential for the move to go down as a stroke of genius or an asinine bust. Only time can tell, and fans must wait to see what the long term outcome will be of any given trade.

While there have been plenty of busts in recent years, there have also been several highly-criticized transactions that, looking back, worked out exceptionally well for the franchise that sent its star packing. 

Here is a look at seven major trades in recent years that, while they may not have been immediately apparent, teams were fortunate to have made when they did.

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