As with any transaction in any major sport, the internet was buzzing last night about the Detroit Tigers trade with the Texas Rangers, exchanging Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel for Joakim Soria. Here are some highlights from fans and writers on Twitter.
Dombrowski's email inbox is probably just a pile of beat writers asking who the closer is right now
— Kun Agreyro (@spacemnkymafia) July 24, 2014
Soria should be the closer. That means he should pitch in key situations, not save situations, but that's not likely to happen.
— Dave Hogg (@Stareagle) July 24, 2014
Jake Thompson is not John Smoltz. He's probably not even Jacob Turner.
— SkitchP (@SkitchP) July 24, 2014
I can confirm the Tigers were not required to take Fielder back to complete the Soria trade.
— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) July 24, 2014
I wonder if Texas would have done Ray-Knebel instead. If so, tells you something about Tigers. If not, tells you something about Ray.
— Neil Weinberg (@NeilWeinberg44) July 24, 2014
Either you give up a Thompson and a Knebel for a Soria or you get nothing. It's really quite simple.
— alex_is_bored (@catswithbats) July 24, 2014
“Winning” this trade hinges entirely on whether the Tigers win the World Series in 2014.
— Rob Rogacki (@BYBRob) July 24, 2014
Tigers will end up losing the Soria trade
— Sam O'Toole (@sam_otoole92) July 24, 2014
You can either get a good arm to help out, or you can keep all the good prospects. You can't have it both ways.
— Erin (@bluesabriel) July 24, 2014