10 Year Anniversary of THE TRADE
What were you doing 10 years ago today. Chris Jaffe of The Hardball Times write today that Terry Ryan and Brian Sabean made a trade in which the Twins sent AJ Pierzynski to the Giants for a reliever coming off of his first season back from injury (Joe Nathan), a top 100 pitching prospect (Boof Bonser), and a throw-in from the lower levels of the minor leagues who had fought injuries and pitched very little in his last couple of years (Francisco Liriano). Pierzynski spent just one year with the Giants before they tired of him. Bonser didn't become a star. Liriano had his ups and downs but at his best, he was sure exciting! And Joe Nathan became the best closer in Twins history, and one of the best in baseball for a 6-7 year stretch. Good memories! Check out the article and discuss.