Posted at 4:15 PM on May 24, 2006
by Ben Tesch
Of course, we're in good company. The second highest blunder for the Indians was then trading Nettles again to the Yankees. The Twins also benefitted from other team's blunders: One of the Cardinals mistakes was trading Larry Hisle to the Twins for Wayne Granger in 1972. And, of course, in 2003 the Giants traded Joe Nathan, Francisco Liriano, and Boof Bonser to Twins for A.J. Pierzynski.
Have any other favorite blunders involving the Twins that didn't make the list?
Building the Metrodome.
Moving into the Metrodome.
Signing Rondell White.
Not being willing to spend their own money to put a roof on the new stadium.
Other team's blunder: Marlin's letting the Twins pick up Santana.
Twins - Trading Tom Brunansky for Tommy Herr. Letting Ortiz walk and getting nothing in return.
Others - Yankees taking Chuck Knoblauch off our hands for 4 prospects (Eric Milton, Danny Mota, Brian Buchanan, Christian Guzman) + $3 million cash.