MLB Trade Deadline: 20 wackiest trade stories in league history

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Wackiest MLB trade stories in league history: 11. Not asking for much

John Odom dealt with plenty of personal issues off the field. He showed tremendous talent at a young age though. He was initially kicked off his high school baseball team but would find himself back on the diamond at Tallahassee Community College.

Odom made the most of his time there, racking up a record of 6-1 and an ERA of 2.75. He was ultimately drafted in 2003 by the San Francisco Giants. He never made it to the major leagues but he continually showed a ton of promise. Odom was eventually traded during his time in the minors to the Laredo Broncos but not for a player, draft picks or even cash.

No, Odom was shipped off for ten baseball bats worth $665. For some odd reason, the bats were never used in the first place. Instead, they sat in a locker collecting dust.

Seemingly amazed by the trade, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! took the bats off their hands for $10,000.