No professional sports league produces as many awful trades as Major League Baseball.
Baseball is the only sport that features players that may not peak until their late-20s or even early-30s.
Because of this, some teams get impatient with their farm talent and ship it away in exchange for an aging veteran that has had previous success. As the late-bloomer explodes onto the scene with his new team, the aging veteran produces about a season or two of decent numbers before taking a nose dive.
We live in a "win now" world and baseball front offices don't always have the job security to allow their prospects to develop. Here are the 10 worst trades in the history of Major League Baseball.