MLB Trades: 9 Stars Who Should Never Have Been Traded

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MLB Trades: 9 Stars Who Should Never Have Been Traded
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With the 2011 MLB trade deadline looming, we take a look at some of the most ill-advised trades in baseball history. 

Typically, when athletes emerge into superstars, their franchises do all they can to lock them up to long-term deals. After all, not only do superstars help their team win, but they also draw fan interest that can be invaluable to a franchise. 

Surprisingly, there have been numerous examples of teams trading superstar players that were still in their prime for players of lesser value. 

The following nine superstars were all traded during their peak, and just about all of them are already in the Hall of Fame or are expected to be inducted shortly.

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