Dodgers: Players and Fans React to Mookie Betts Trade on Social Media
It was an otherwise quiet Tuesday. Though the countdown to the start of spring training was mercifully, finally, down to single digits, as has been the norm throughout this off-season, Dodgers fans were feeling restless. Several baseball writers’ tweets over the last week continued to tease us into imagining a world where Mookie Betts and Cody Bellinger roamed the same outfield at Dodger Stadium, while both wearing Dodger Blue. It just seemed to good to even be possible.
I consider myself a fairly patient #Dodgers fan, but FOR THE LOVE OF (BASEBALL) GOD(S), BRING US MOOKIE!
— Gail Johnson (@GJOH29) February 4, 2020
The afternoon and evening stretched long in front of us, with the Twitter timeline all but guaranteed to be filled with State of the Union content after 9pm EST. And then, things turned quickly, and in the blink of an eye, the Dodgers otherwise sleepy off-season came alive. There is still much info to digest after the events of Tuesday night, but for now, let’s take a look at some of the best social media reactions across baseball after one of its biggest blockbuster trades in recent memory.
BREAKING: The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a deal with the Boston Red Sox that would send star outfielder Mookie Betts and starter David Price to the Dodgers, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. Deal is pending medical reviews.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 5, 2020
Walker Buehler is all of us:
— Walker Buehler (@buehlersdayoff) February 5, 2020
Even NL MVP Cody Bellinger can’t help but imagine the possibilities with this new lineup.
— Cody Bellinger (@Cody_Bellinger) February 5, 2020
While understandably, Red Sox players and many of their fans aren’t quite feeling as jovial.
— J.D. Martinez (@JDMartinez28) February 5, 2020
Enter Our Giveaway Contest!
Info continued to pour in throughout the afternoon/evening, at such a furious pace it was hard to keep up and separate fact from speculation. A third mystery team? Joc to the Angels? We lost Kenta? Who is Luis Rengifo? By the end of the night, the chess moves pulled off by Andrew Friedman proved to be astounding, with the hint of more to come. In the meantime, it still seems like a dream.
Early bird, etc. Mookie Betts is a Dodger! @realFRG and @brookme3 had a good time indeed. https://t.co/BTb2MN6BXf
— Blue Heaven (A Dodgers Podcast) (@BlueHeavenPod) February 5, 2020
me waking up realizing that this isn’t a dream and mookie betts is actually a dodger pic.twitter.com/WrI0Z0tjbI
— ????? (@gutimentality) February 5, 2020
I hate to see Joc, Ross, and Kenta go, but there are some silver linings:
– Kenta gets a starting role in a good rotation
– Joc gets to stay in SoCal
– donut burgers
– Ross can shine in that Angels rotation as a top guy. He deserves it.
– THE DODGERS GOT MOOKIE BETTS
— Lindsay Adams (@LAtweets22) February 5, 2020
Once all is finalized and the deals are officially announced, I expect that we will hear a lot more from the players on this tight-knit group who are gaining a superstar but still losing three valued teammates. In the meantime, social media continues to be a gold mine.
Soak it all up, Dodgers fans! We deserve this.
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Yes, let’s all prance around like we’re on a sugar high. YAY! we got Mookie!! Great.. moving on. The big meh- Verdugo’s gone, Joc’s gone, we’re still stuck with AJ Pollock, picked up a has-been ‘Pricey’ starter, tacked on $100M payroll, we picked up Rengifo (the 5th best guy on the team that plays 2nd base), lost the #2 hitter in the whole Pioneer (minors rookie) league.
Honestly, Mookie deal might be okay. Getting rid of Joc–WTF!!!? Unless the Dodgers are picking up Angel’s #2 prospect Jared Walsh- Dodger fans and writers should feel a little miffed about all this.
Betts will certainly be gone after this season and the only way it’s worth it is if they somehow win it all this year. If not, it’ll be a yuuuuuge mistake. I think this move was made to get the people back on board spending money for this year. A lot of people were fed up and were going to boycott if they didn’t make a big move. Their plan is already working as many people have apologized and are super hyped again and will be attending games
Also lots of Betts and Price Jersey sales now
Also jettisoning Andy Pages in this deal! For Rengifo?! Quite perplexing!!
It’s as if they have so many great players that we can give them away and get nothing in return for them SMH
Gail the Snail this will be a Rental of an AL player its already going to be a difficult transition.
Is used to the American league East very small parks Camden yards Yankee stadium and fenway are all very hitter friendly confines, moving him out to the big West Dodgers stadium Petco park.
We will see how this translates.
It was as if the front office didn’t wanna spend their money on what we needed so they traded for something that was not needed and gave up young controllable talent and a few Post season proven players for a potential rental.
If there is not a championship this year and he doesn’t sign we will have given up a ton of talent for what.
I thought we should have gotten a co-Ace or solid #2 starter and a 3rd baseman to allow Jt to go to 1st base prolonging him and helping him stay healthy.
I hope I’m wrong about this. I hope the dodgers win the World Series. It feels like this was not the right move but we will just have to wait and see what happens.