The Dodgers arguably made the biggest splash of every team in Major League Baseball on trade deadline day.
For the most part, fans, reporters and executives from around the league believe that they received the most bang (talent) for their buck (prospects).
This first tweet put a smile on just about everyone’s face as Yu Darvish tweeted a picture of himself in front of his locker in Arlington captioned, “10min!!”, and ten minutes later he had been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
— ???????(Yu Darvish) (@faridyu) July 31, 2017
After the news broke that the Dodgers had traded three prospects, including second baseman Willie Calhoun, Calhoun went to twitter to thank the Dodgers organization for taking a chance on him as he pursues his dream of becoming a Major League baseball player.
— June Calhoun (@11WillieCalhoun) July 31, 2017
Dodgers broadcaster Joe Davis joined Davis joked that he was really enjoying Los Angeles as the Dodgers had traded another “Davis” to the Rangers.
Damn. I was really enjoying LA. https://t.co/iHrGohXqVS
— Joe Davis (@Joe_Davis) July 31, 2017
Fan account “DodgersReddit” on twitter captured every fan’s opinion on their inner thoughts on the roller coaster that was 12:45-1:15 p.m.
Wow. I'm blown away. I thought the FO got hosed at the deadline. I was way wrong.
— DodgersReddit (@DodgersReddit) July 31, 2017
Reporters Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports and Andy McCullough of the LA Times completely covered the reactions that the greater population of people involved in the professional baseball world had… The Dodgers did well. They somehow managed to improve their juggernaut of a team.
dodgers improved their team dramatically, if that's even possible
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 31, 2017
You don't need me to tell you this, but the general reaction from rival scouts/execs I've canvassed is the Dodgers did a fine job today.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) August 1, 2017
Finally, the Dodgers co-owner Earvin Magic Johnson gave the front office that he helped put together the kudos that they rightfully deserved.
Wow, what an outstanding job by the @Dodgers Executive team Stan Kasten, Andrew Friedman & Farhan Zaidi trading for Yu Darvish, Tony Watson
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) July 31, 2017
After plenty of criticism, the Dodgers finally made the moves that fans were hoping for and the team looks a lot better because of it.