Twitter Reacts to Mega Trade Sending Gonzalez, Crawford, Beckett to LA Dodgers

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Twitter Reacts to Mega Trade Sending Gonzalez, Crawford, Beckett to LA Dodgers
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The trade of the summer ended up taking place after the trade deadline.

UPDATE: Saturday, August 25 at 5:15 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball have have both confirmed the trade via Twitter, and the deal that was all but done is now simply done.

All the necessary paperwork and technicalities are out of the way, and this massive transaction is now part of baseball history.

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In a blockbuster of epic proportions, the Boston Red Sox are sending Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Rubby De La Rosa, Ivan De Jesus, Jerry Sands and James Loney as first reported by X.

With roughly $270 million worth of payroll being exchanged, this is truly a deal for the ages.

Naturally, Twitter was set ablaze with the news, with a general feeling of shock and bewilderment. How in the world can this happen? How badly do the Dodgers want to win? How bad have the Red Sox fallen?

Here are some of some of the best tweets on one of the wildest trade in recent baseball history.

Before the trade was even announced, the photo of Adrian Gonzalez that hung over Fenway Park was being removed as pointed out by ESPN’s Keith Law:

Before the trade was official, Gonzo and Loney were scratched from their respective lineups to give us all a clue a major deal was on the horizon. Former Reds and Nationals GM Jim Bowden was absolutely stunned:

Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reminds us that this officially marks the end of an era in Boston:

Abraham also makes a great point as to why Gonzalez, who leads the team in batting average (.300), RBI (86), on-base percentage (.343) and hits (145) on the 2012 season, was part of the trade:

Why didn’t the Red Sox get more in return? ESPN’s Buster Olney has the answer:

Craig Calcaterra of is already predicting the headline newspapers will be using tomorrow:

One team that loves watching the Red Sox throw in the towel? The New York Yankees. New Jersey Star-Ledger Yanks beat writer Marc Carig took the opportunity to poke fun at today’s news:

Bleacher Report’s Gabe Zaldivar is already dreaming of the new marketing opportunities the Dodgers will now have:

The Eye on Baseball Twitter feed is already looking towards the future after this move. Will Boston now be the leaders to land another super-star in the offseason?

Does that thought make you feel better Red Sox fans?

NBC's Hardball Talk tweeted this about Tom Werner's predictable love affair with James Loney as a player:

This self proclaimed NYYHater seems pleased that the Red Sox were able to swing this huge deal. He tweeted:

ESPN's Steve Berthiaume also tweeted props to the Red Sox for dumping so much financial responsibility. He told Nick Cafardo of

Daniel Hudson of the Arizona Diamondbacks had nothing to do with this trade, but he did have a funny tweet after news spread that the deal was done. He tweeted:

Finally, Nick Punto did the proper thing by paying his respects to Red Sox nation, via Twitter:

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