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Internet Reactions to the Danny Valencia Trade

The Mariners acquired Danny Valencia yesterday in a trade with the A’s. Let’s see what people are saying about the deal.

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We’re living in a digital world these days. The moment a move is made in the baseball world, thousands unlock their phone screens, click that blue bird icon, and send their thoughts to the world in 140 characters or less.

So naturally, the Mariners’ acquisition of Danny Valencia from the A’s for Double-A righty Paul Blackburn yesterday drew some various reactions from both sides. Here we’ll take a look at what people had to say about the move.

From the Mariners side...

Some people were very satisfied with the move.

Others were somewhat disappointed with the direction the team chose to go in.

Reporters considered what the move might mean for other members of the team.

Jeff Sullivan considers the move a thrifty one for the M’s.

And Luke Arkins at Prospect Insider thinks the move actually makes the Mariners roster a more flexible one.

From the A’s side...

Some were sad to see Valencia leave.

Others were ready to move on.

And many pondered what Paul Blackburn would provide for the organization.

A’s Nation was even thankful that the team got rid of Valencia.

In a one-for-one trade like this one, the takeaway is pretty straightforward. One team in the transaction is selling off a small piece of the team’s future to bolster the team’s present, while the other is doing the opposite. There will be some analysis on what Valencia provides the team in the coming days, but until then...

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