07-25-2013, 06:08 AM
The 2004 season marked two important Twins milestones. First, the team was coming off playoff runs in consecutive seasons for the first time in over thirty years. Second, the Baby Jesus, Joe Mauer
was primed for his MLB debut. As a result of the second milestone, the Twins were looking to unload a popular, but expendable catcher, seemingly entering his prime.
The Trade: BREAKDOWN!
The Minnesota Twins traded A.J. Pierzynski
to the San Francisco Giants for Joe Nathan
, Francisco Liriano
and Boof Bonser