February 6 – This Day in Twins History

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1998 – The Twins trade second baseman and 1991 Rookie of the Year Chuck Knoblauch to the Yankees and in turn received pitchers Eric Milton and Danny Mota along with shortstop Cristian Guzman and outfielder Brian Buchanan and $3 million in cash. This turned out to be a good trade to get rid of the cranky and surly Knobber who wanted out of Minnesota. Milton and Buchanan were supposedly the jewels in the deal, Milton did well but Buchanan not so much. Guzman was a very pleasant surprise and Mota did zippo.

Chuck Knoblauch

Eric Milton

Danny Mota (Credit Getty Images)

Cristian Guzman

Brian Buchanan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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