As the 2014 MLB trade deadline draws ever closer, now seems like the perfect time to look back at some of the best and worst trades in the history of the game.
Every team has some truly memorable deals that have been made in its franchise’s history, but while some give hope for a deadline jackpot, others serve as a cautionary tale.
The game itself is so unpredictable; you never know who could turn a corner in his development and break out or fall off significantly and no longer produce as expected. That's what makes things like the trade deadline and the winter meetings such an exciting time, as you never quite know what you're going to get, even after a trade is made.
With that said, what follows is a look at the best and the worst trades in the history of each MLB team. Obviously, we have the luxury of hindsight when assessing these moves, something the respective general managers involved were not afforded.
*Note: This list covers each team's franchise history, not just team history, so deals for the Montreal Expos are included with the Washington Nationals, for example.