If Brian Dozier didn’t like the Jaime Garcia trade (and he didn’t), he can at least be consoled by the opportunity to forget that trade and focus on a deal he will probably like even less: the Twins’ deadline trade Monday of closer Brandon Kintzler, one of the few dependable relievers they have had the past two seasons, to the Nationals for a Class A prospect.
Know who else doesn’t like the idea that the Twins are throwing in the towel on this season? Twins fans. They reacted to the Twins’ official tweet announcing the move with some pretty harsh replies. Here are several of their angry tweets (and a couple happier ones, too).
You’re a poor excuse for an organization.
— Nick Lavigne (@nlavigne5) July 31, 2017
So it is official…we are waiting until next year then?
— Doug Phelps (@dg_phelps) July 31, 2017
Why would I even watch another game this year if the team is already completely giving up?
— Taylor Streitz (@Streitz_Taylor) July 31, 2017
So, I can assume this means Chris Gimenez is the new closer, right?
— Drew Lucklum (@dluck89) July 31, 2017
— Matthew (@mattg82) July 31, 2017
I cant wait to never hear about this pitcher ever again. What a great trade.
— a very cool dad (@lil_discourse) July 31, 2017
17th best nats prospect? For arguably our best bullpen guy…. jeez we got robbed
— Dylan Radke (@DylanRadke) July 31, 2017
It’s official: that’s an awful trade.
— Johnny Marks (@DJJohnnyMarks) July 31, 2017
The @Twins are now dead to me. Thanks for nothing.
— Jason Blommer (@jayblom10) July 31, 2017
Another good trade, Hildenberger can certainly take Kintzler’s spot
— Scott Berg (@cutshot49) July 31, 2017
Watson has a K/9 over 9 and a good curveball. Velocity has also increased since HS into low 90s. A lot to like here IMO.
— Jack Burton’s Idol (@vossen_adam) July 31, 2017