Cardinals Nation reacts to Gyorko-for-Jay trade

Jon Jay had been with the St. Louis Cardinals organization since being drafted by the club in 2006. 

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The St. Louis Cardinals landed infielder Jedd Gyorko from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday morning in exchange for outfielder Jon Jay.

Jay was drafted by the Cardinals in 2006 and was a key member of the World Series teams in both 2011 and 2013. He played in 757 games for St. Louis, collecting 676 hits and scoring 325 runs. The University of Miami product played in 12 postseason series over the last five years — a total of 58 games and 220 plate appearances.

So, as you might expect, there was plenty of reaction around the Twitterverse after the trade was made public. 

There were also plenty of people excited about the future with Gyorko.






And, of course, questions about where the Cardinals go next.



In the end, baseball is a business, and it always will be. All the best to Jon Jay in San Diego.