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San Francisco Giants: 5 Trades That Did Not Work Out

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Jul 31, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of a San Francisco Giants baseball hat and glove during the game between the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers defeated the Giants 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

All professional sports teams swing and miss once in a while when acquiring players from another team. But you still need to step up to the plate. The San Francisco Giants have a good track record of wins, but there are some losses. Here are 5 trades that did not work out well.

Sometimes a trade works out well for both clubs. But generally there is a winner and a loser. The San Francisco Giants have seen it from both sides, and it is rough when it doesn’t work out. But none of these will ever be as bad as selling Babe Ruth to the Yankees for $100,000, as the Red Sox did.

There are prospects lost that may end up being All-Stars, a disruptive element coming into the clubhouse, and even injuries that can make for a bad trade. But with hindsight being 20/20, it’s time to look at some of the trades that probably wouldn’t have been made if we all had a flux-capacitor built into our Deloreons.

The statistics provided are with the team that the player was traded to. Anything after that is gravy.

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