August 31st marked the end of an era for the Minnesota Twins. Justin Morneau had been a cornerstone for perennial contenders, and although those days were long past by the time of his departure, the fans never forgot.
In the big picture, the decision to trade Morneau was essentially a no-brainer. Still, one got the sense that it didn't come easily.
The Twins were going nowhere, and dealing the impending free agent allowed them to recoup some