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Historical Trade Rumors: The Barry Bonds to the Braves Trade That Was Scrapped

When the Atlanta Braves finally won a World Series in 1995, NBC's Bob Costas referred to them as "the team of the 1990s." Imagine if the the most dominant regular season team of the first half of the decade had added arguably the most dominant player in baseball history.

If not for Jim Leyland, it likely would have happened.

Three seasons before they ultimately won the third World Series title in franchise history, the Braves were on the cusp of acquiring Barry Bonds ahead of his age-27 season.

This wasn't a case of two teams that simply had traction in trade talks.