Earlier today the Dodgers made a three-way trade with the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox. The Dodgers traded number 13 prospect Trevor Oaks and left-handed reliever Luis Avilan in exchange for left-handed reliever Scott Alexander from Kansas City and minor league infielder Jake Peter from Chicago.
The trade set off Twitter and here are some instant fan reactions.
The ground balls are a huge plus. Other than that, we’ll see #WelocmeToLA
— Drew H (@LADrewH12) January 5, 2018
Alexander > avilan plus saves 2.3 million . Don't sleep on the money saved
— Kyle Wiseman (@KWiseman33) January 5, 2018
A power-sinker lefty with five years of control? What's not to like? https://t.co/YxXnUJMuSF
— Blake Coble (@yarritsblake) January 5, 2018
Getting a solid relief pitcher and an up and coming infielder is a good haul.
— Michael Hager (@michaelhag) January 5, 2018
Dodger fans are excited about Alexander filling the Tony Watson role and giving the Dodgers another effective left-handed reliever to go along with Tony Cingrani. Some Dodger fans were a bit worried about the potential impact of losing right-handed starting pitcher Trevor Oaks. But the result of the trade was positive.
I’m gonna miss Trevor Oaks, but glad to get a ground ball reliever
— Chris Tupin (@Raiderdash12) January 5, 2018
@Dodgers I’m going to miss Trevor… but I’m not mad with this trade…
— Kat H. (@frickinKAT) January 5, 2018
There’s was excitement brewing late when reports surfaced that this was a three-team trade involving two AL teams. People began to speculate if this was the trade that would move Matt Kemp. But in the end, Kemp is still with LA. The deal is another not-so-sexy move by Andrew Friedman, but it’s a move that improves the Dodgers bullpen and saves them from Avilan’s $2.3M projected salary. Let us know how you feel about the trade in the comments below!
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