Top Five worst trades in Pittsburgh Pirates history

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Mar 21, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates helmets and bats lay in the dugout prior to the game against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Baseball is a game of ebbs and flows. You see this over the course of 162 games. You win games you should lose and you lose games you should win. The Trade Deadline is a microcosm of the game itself. You see teams make good trades and bad trades. Heck sometimes you see the dreaded salary dumps. The Pittsburgh Pirates are like every other team in sports. Throughout their history they have made many franchise altering trades and in that same time they’ve made trades I am sure they regret. Today I am going to list the top 5 worst trades in Pittsburgh Pirates history. What makes a trade bad? A variety of factors go into bad trades, but to me a bad trade is one where the player or players you traded were way more successful than the players you got back in return. So, without further ado, I present you to you, the top 5 worst trades in Pittsburgh Pirates history…

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