At long last, the Baltimore Orioles have traded Manny Machado. The Orioles officially sent the star shortstop to the Los Angeles on Wednesday.
The trade had some drama to it. The deal seemed all but inevitable during Tuesday’s All-Star Game. But on Wednesday, an apparent snag was reported. Given Baltimore’s history with trades and signings, that couldn’t be ignored.
Twitter had a lot to say about the deal.
A Minor League affiliate of the Dodgers brought the jokes.
BREAKING: MANNY MACHADO will not be reporting to Rancho Cucamonga.
We're just waiting patiently like the rest of you.
— Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (@RCQuakes) July 18, 2018
Others had a range of emotions.
— Aaron Mandujano (@AaroncitoActual) July 18, 2018
Manny Machado will be a Dodger.
This is so weird.
— Max Wildstein (@MaxWildstein) July 18, 2018
Manny Machado will be missed whether you liked his attitude at times, gonna miss watching 13 pick up and hit tanks at Camden but Díaz has a chance of being a special player that may need two years in the minors
— Tyler Tyrar Gorsuch (@tgorsuch7) July 18, 2018
Manny Machado is my favorite player and even tho he didn’t get traded to my Phillies, I wish it was another team rather then the Dodgers. He’s still my guy tho, Dodgers have real shot now.
— Ryan T (@Ryan_teodora13) July 18, 2018
Well, I liked Manny Machado. Liked. It is now past-tense. He is now an enemy (hopefully not for long).
— Ja'Crispy (@CHilla415) July 18, 2018
@Dodgers are getting MANNY MACHADO .. blockbuster trade of the year !
— BeautyByAlysia ✨🦈 (@MajorLeagueACE) July 18, 2018
Soooo anyone want to buy me a Manny Machado #Dodgers shirt???
— Brittany Zurek (@brittanyzurek) July 18, 2018
Going forward, Manny Machado will be known as "Ol' Five for One".
— Kershaw's Wrath (@Geeman1026) July 18, 2018
aw man, i was hoping the braves would get former future phillies SS manny machado instead
— RJオコンネル 💖💜💙 (@rjoconnell) July 18, 2018
Goodbye and good riddance Manny Machado, go terrorize another division forever
— Jake (@JakeMHS) July 18, 2018
He might to just that. This trade process was long and drawn out. But if Machado can deliver big for Los Angeles, it’ll all be worth it for Dodgers fans everywhere.