Cardinals Nation reacts to Gyorko-for-Jay trade
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.
JON JAY JUST GOT TRADED IF YOU HOLD YOUR PHONE SCREEN CLOSE ENOUGH TO YOUR EAR YOU CAN ACTUALLY HEAR ME SOBBING
— b (@MOGirlProbs) December 8, 2015
We're gonna miss Jon Jay!!❤️⚾️
— Han-nah Gene (@HannuhGene) December 8, 2015
Man.. Jon Jay 😥
— Eric Wildeman (@ericwildeman22) December 8, 2015
Noooooo not Jon Jay 😭😭😭
— Kole Kelley (@KoleWorld5) December 8, 2015
JON JAY WAS TRADED TO THE FREAKING PADRES THIS IS NOT OK @Cardinals WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO ME.
— Austin Snider (@snide_remarks16) December 8, 2015
I can't believe Jon Jay got traded….
— Ashley Solomon (@_ashleysolomon_) December 8, 2015
And, of course, questions about where the Cardinals go next.
Jedd Gyorko is gunna be an All Star now. Mark my words. St Louis will turn his potential into something. Tbh Jon Jay is tough price to give
— V.J (@TheRealVJ24) December 8, 2015
— Jason Catania (@JayCat11) December 8, 2015
Jedd Gyorko! Future Hall of Famer!!
— Lucas Jones (@LucJones18) December 8, 2015
In the end, baseball is a business, and it always will be. All the best to Jon Jay in San Diego.
— Kameren Strouse (@KamerenStrouse) December 8, 2015
Love the acquisition of Gyorko, but can we please sign Jason Heyward back!!?? @Cardinals
— Jeremy Harbert (@JAH_901) December 8, 2015
— Jim Hayes (@TheCatOnFox) December 8, 2015