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Cleveland Indians: The 6 “worst” deadline deals in Tribe history

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Bad Trade No. 3: Sick Burn: Jeromy Burnitz for Kevin Seitzer

Seitzer did his part in 1996. He hit .386 for the Tribe (OPS 1.022). But they would have made the playoffs without him. And they would have lost to Baltimore in the first round without him too. In the end, he didn’t make a difference.

But Burnitz wound up with 315 career home runs, most of them for the Brewers. Every day (it seemed). Turn on SportsCenter and see another Burnitz home run.

Advantage Milwaukee.

Bad Trade No. 2: Victor Martinez for Nick Hagadone, Justin Masterson and Bryan Price

This trade looked good for a while. Masteron had three good seasons at the top of the Indians rotation. And Hagadone spent four years in the Indians bullpen with some success.

But they’re both gone. Not just from Cleveland, but from the major leagues. And Victor just keeps hitting. And hitting. And hitting.