Tweaction to Jays-Braves trade
This afternoon, I posted this on Twitter:
Here is what some fans had to say about today’s trade:
@gosensgo101 Jays get the best player in the deal going forward, and nobody AA gave up isn’t replaceable.
@lindleyandrew Like the trade, sell high and buy low
@davetung whoa how did AA pull off that trade?
@tojaysfan Trade okay. Hate to lose all three players GON has been jays MVP and some say PAST has as much upside than Hechiv.
@Dave_Gershman I think the Jays won this deal. New start for Escobar and his career .291 AVG and Gonzalez’s HR’s have been in hitters parks.
@DonnieMG76 I said to myself the other day “man, I could see Alex Gonzales play for the Jays for another three or four years”. Oops. My bad.
@JesseRosenberg Re: Fan Poll: Psyched, but why do we want Jojo Reyes?
@BWoychuk Trade reaction: Hate to see Collins go as I was hoping to see what he could do in MLB, but overall win for Jays.
@belz45 Like the trade but was sad to see “Tiny” Tim Collins go.
@KyleMatte Outstanding deal. Young shortstops with Escobar’s offense (not showing it this year, but did from 07-09) and defense are rare.
@shawnscotney I like the move from a high ceiling standpoint. Although, EE had the same sort of “ceiling.” (shudders)
@shanestafford ultimately just another cog in the jays ever turning shortstop wheel, plus at least he’s better than russ adams!
@a_rebolledo Like the deal, provided Collins doesn’t turn into a left-handed, closing, Tim Lincecum for the Braves
@Cam0960 i really like the trade.. I think ts in favor of the Jays Escobar is a welcome addition to the team in my books!
@mspratt overall I am happy with trade – I am sad about losing tim collins – going to drown my sorrow in a nice tall tom collins
@Alleycat17 I was hesitant to approve, I liked Collins- overall I think this will work out longterm. In the shortterm, Braves got better deal
@thrilliams79 Escobar was a great buy-low candidate, but (like everyone else Im sure) sad to see Collins go…hope he has a great ML career
@Shnuff Like the trade for Toronto- sold high on Gonzalez. Will miss Collins, but gotta give up something to get something.
@Zeke_D In AA we trust. Has not steered Jays fans wrong, so have faith that they see good potential in both players.
@blomstyle I think the jays maximized their return on Gonzo, his stock will not rise any higher than it is now
@JRoc23 Like it both ways. Atlanta is in it to win it. If Gonzalez can keep pace its great. Escobar, MVP votes. Reyes, upside. #GoodTrade
@vitaliano10 Love the trade. Escobar has the range and arm of no other short stop we’ve seen in a long time. Once the bat wakes up look out!
@Gordon_McArthur What more could we have hoped for when signing AGonz? His value went up and we got a good return. Losing Collins stings…
@lizzhatesme Great deal if Escobar’s just having a bad year. Bad deal if Atlanta knows something Toronto doesn’t. I’m cautiously optimistic.
@timmyd_ Traded Gonzalez at the top of the market, considering that anyone could have had him for essentially nothing in the off-season.
@shk66 Good trade. It’s good having a competent GM.
@TheSouthpawWR win, as much as I love tiny tim, Solid Win.
@alexgrady80 Siiiiiiiiiiiiick! (The good kind. Like the kids say.)
@BlueJayGal Shocked, sad, loved A-Gonz. Excited to see how Escobar livens up the team though.
@SeanLafortune Good when you can flip a 33 year old SS for a 27 year old SS that, at worst, is as good. The other players may never see the MLB.
@rpriske Great trade for Toronto. The potential of Yunel outweighs the hopes for Collins and Pastornicky.