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Jeff Bagwell to Houston and Four Other One-Sided MLB Trade Deadline Deals

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Michael Garcia - August 2, 2012

Let's be clear, the worst trades for one team are freaking gold for their trade partners. Since yesterday was the trade deadline in Major League Baseball and everyone is talking about who got better, lets's take a look back and remember trades that were massively lopsided.

For every guy who gets sent to a new team then flourishes and becomes an All-Star, there's a general manager who can't sleep at night watching that same guy that he just traded away hitting home run after home run or striking out 10 guys a night.

No wonder the trigger men on these deals always look so frazzled. One moment they think a pitcher has nothing left, and the next thing they know, he's winning 8 games in 9 starts and helping his new team into the postseason.

Here are five trades since 1989 that made some GMs look like geniuses and the others look like goats.

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