It’s Jeff Keppinger Day! I’m only writing of the new White Sox third baseman today. The first was anticipatory, looking at Keppinger as a potential future acquisition. The second, a mention of the acquisition occurring, and the immediate details involved. So why not do a look back at the initial reaction from the fine folks of Twitter?
If you were around when the news broke, you saw opinions that landed almost entirely in 3 camps:
- Yes! What a pickup!
- Oh, ok, sure, I guess.
- What is this nonsense, are they crazy?!
Here are a few:
3 years and $12 million for Jeff Keppinger.. I don’t want to live on this planet anymore
— ℜγαη Willi∀ms (@SnowmanRye) December 5, 2012
— Dave Marszalek (@daviemars) December 5, 2012
— SOXFAN35 (@Cbrin_3514) December 5, 2012
What had Jeff Keppinger done to deserve 3yrs/12M?
— Tom Berry (@TomBerry3) December 5, 2012
Jeff Keppinger to the Sox? Pretty solid pick up Hahn
— Billy Falcone (@BillyFalcone91) December 5, 2012
Jeff Keppinger, a 32 year old utility man who has been traded 5 times in 7 years is our solution at 3B??
— Andrew Purugganan (@apurugs912) December 5, 2012
— Astros County (@AstrosCounty) December 5, 2012
How could sox fans be alright with this move? for real? you are happy with jeff keppinger? Id rather make robin a player manager.
— KenWo (@KenWo4LiFe) December 5, 2012
Well, Keppinger isn’t the most exciting acquisition, but Hahn didn’t overpay for a busted down Youkilis or give up and rely on Morel. Yay?
— Rick (@ChardSOXnym) December 5, 2012
No, I’m not going to get excited about Jeff Keppinger. #WhiteSox
— Matt B (@TheeMattB) December 5, 2012
I think I’d have to say my opinion sits in group #2. In fact, my use of “I think” pretty much cements that ambivalence. Anyway, barring any sort of trade involving him, third base is Jeff Keppinger land now, so get used to it.