MLB Insider Reveals BLOCKBUSTER Trade That Nearly Happened

The MLB world was recently abuzz with talk of a potential trade that nearly happened but didn't.

ESPN's MLB insider Jeff Passan recently dropped a bombshell on Twitter, revealing that the New York Yankees had once considered trading Aaron Judge to the Atlanta Braves.

The proposed trade, which was likely discussed when Judge was still a highly touted prospect in the Yankees' minor-league system, would have included 10 players in total:

New York Yankees receive:

  • Jason Heyward
  • Andrelton Simmons
  • B.J. Upton
  • Chris Johnson
  • David Carpenter

Atlanta Braves receive

  • Aaron Judge
  • Luis Severino
  • Gary Sanchez
  • Manny Bañuelos
  • Ian Clarkin

While such a trade would be highly unlikely these days, the thought of Judge playing alongside Ronald Acuña and Michael Harris in the Braves' outfield is certainly enticing.

However, had the trade gone through, it obviously would have been a disaster for the Yankees, as losing Judge would have been an emphatic failure on the part of the team's GM Brian Cashman.

Meanwhile, the Braves have gone on to win five straight NL East titles and the 2021 World Series without the help of Judge, Heyward, or Simmons. Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports