MLB Trade Deadline: 20 wackiest trade stories in league history

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MLB trades always bring a level of excitement to a fanbase. Whether your squad is the favorite to win the pennant or at the bottom of the food chain, a trade can change it all. A new player, releasing old veterans, acquiring cap space, or getting your hands on a highly touted prospect, trades come in all shapes and sizes.

With that said, we’re positive you’ve never seen trades quite like the ones we’re about to break down.

While most transactions make sense, there are plenty of instances where fans had to take a double look. MLB history is littered with some of the most awkward and ridiculous trades imaginable. They didn’t happen often, but when they did, they were head-scratchers.

With so many out of this world trade scenarios, we’ve decided to take a look at which we’re the most outlandish and craziest in MLB history. We can assure you that we didn’t make any of this up. And truth be told, the likelihood of these trades taking place in today’s day and age is slim to none.

Prepare to take a look at the wackiest trades in MLB history.