Trades are one way that MLB teams can build a roster that can lead to a World Series. There are times when MLB teams think a trade will pay off in the long run. Sometimes for whatever reason, trades just don’t work out. Here’s a look at the worst of those trades.
“Not a Young 30” Robinson Sent to Orioles
Cincinnati Reds owner Bill DeWitt claimed Frank Robinson was “not a young 30” when he decided to trade him to the Baltimore Orioles in 1966. That season at the age of 30, Robinson would win the AL Triple Crown leading the league in batting average (.316), home runs (49), and RBIs (122). Robinson captured the league MVP, led the Orioles to a World Series victory, and was the World Series MVP all in one season.