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Dodgers: Social Media Reacts to Mookie Betts Trade (Again)

The best trade reactions…take 2!

Last week, when news broke across social media that Andrew Friedman had pulled off an improbable heist on the Boston Red Sox, reactions across the baseball world began to pour in. The excitement receded quickly, however, as the trade hit a snag which resulted in one of the wilder weeks in recent Dodger (and baseball) fandom.

And now, finally, 6 days later, the blockbuster trade we have all been waiting for was finally made official by the teams, and social media lit up once again.

It started with the officially official “no big deal” tweet from the Dodgers’ social media team:

Then, it got fun:

And we were reminded that it was in fact Joe Kelly’s little guy Knox who first planted the Mookie seed in spring training last year:

Fans quickly started imagining what the summer will look like at Dodger Stadium, with images like this:

Reactions from players were minimal, and I suspect it has a lot to do with the fact that the boys are losing at least two members of the big league club, with the hint of more movement to come before all is said and done. The “welcome to the team” tweets and posts are likely to start after they respectfully say goodbye to those who are leaving, but in the meantime, we know we will miss Dugie and Kenta:

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Dear Dodgers, Players, Staff, and Fans, I would like to take this moment to express my gratitude for welcoming my family from Japan to Los Angeles. Coming from Japan, there were a lot of difference from both living in the United States and playing in MLB for the first time, but you guys have made every moment enjoyable and I’m happy to have belonged to a fantastic organization. Being able to play in back to back World Series was truly a highlight of my baseball career. I thank the amazing staff and teammates for the past 4 seasons as I learned a tremendous amount from each and one of you. I also appreciate the fans for cheering me both on and off field. I will do my best to level up and win games for the Twins. I’ll see you next in the World Series. @dodgers #thankyou #dodgers

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*Insert broken-hearted emoji*

Meanwhile, an old friend clearly had other issues on his mind while all of this was happening…

…and we suspect Betts’ former team members are still not happy.

And finally, I have a feeling Andrew Friedman may have slept well for the first time in…possibly years?

 

The party on social media is sure to continue throughout the week, and with pitchers and catchers reporting this week, it’s high time to get this season started…and leave this rollercoaster of an off-season far behind.

 

Written by Gail Johnson

Biggest Dodgers fan north of the border, living about 3,500 miles from my beloved Boys In Blue, in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. I think Dodger Stadium is the happiest place on Earth. I'll catch up on my sleep in the off-season.

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  1. Thank you Kenta and Alex for your play and professionalism with the DODGERS!

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