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The 10 Best/Worst Trades in Baseball History

Sam FogelgarenCorrespondent IJuly 15, 2009

The 10 Best/Worst Trades in Baseball History

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10. Oakland Athletics trade first baseman Mark McGwire to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitchers T.J. Matthews, Blake Stein, and Eric Ludwick.

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9. New York Mets trade pitcher Scott Kazmir and infielder Jose Diaz to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for Bartolome Fortunato and Victor Zambrano.

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8. New York Mets trade pitchers Nolan Ryan, Don Rose, catcher Frank Estrada, and outfielder Leroy Stanton to the California Angels for shortstop Jim Fregosi.

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7. The Baltimore Orioles trade pitchers Curt Schilling, Pete Harnisch and outfielder Steve Finley to the Houston Astros for First Baseman Glenn Davis.

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6. The San Francisco Giants trade pitchers Joe Nathan, Francisco Liriano, and Boof Bonser to Twins for A.J. Pierzynski

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5. Montreal Expos trade Randy Johnson, Brian Holman and Gene Harris to the Seattle Mariners for Mark Langston and Mike Campbell.

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4. Boston Red Sox trade Jeff Bagwell to the Houston Astros for Larry Andersen

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3. Philadelphia Phillies trade Larry Bowa and Ryne Sandberg to the Chicago Cubs for Ivan DeJesus.

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2. Detroit Tigers trade John Smoltz to the Atlanta Braves for Doyle Alexander.

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1. Seattle Mariners trade Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek for Heathcliff Slocumb

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