The Chicago White Sox made a quiet trade on their off day Thursday by sending second baseman Gordon Beckham to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for a player to be named later and cash considerations.
Being that Beckham was a first round pick in 2008, the pressure was on him from day number one.
He never lived up to the first round status at the plate, but he defense was really good for his six-year stay with the White Sox on the MLB roster.
As the trade happened on Thursday evening, there were many reactions on Twitter about the trade from White Sox fans and fans of the Angels.
Here are just some of those reactions:
— Adam Hayden (@Halofanatic14) August 22, 2014
— Henry J. Bernstein (@gonzo3249) August 22, 2014
— hector cavada jr (@titocjr) August 22, 2014
Gordon Beckham leaving the white sox is pretty much the worst thing that ever happened
I'll miss @gordonbeckham. I wanted him to succeed so badly and I hope he finds his niche in Anaheim
— Ben Smith (@ironic_hero15) August 22, 2014
— Alyssa Girdwain (@alyssa_gi) August 22, 2014
— Sarah Morner (@mornergirl73) August 22, 2014
— Ed Sayers (@GlassSox) August 22, 2014
@gordonbeckham nooooo I'm crying!!! Come back to the white sox! I'm begging!!
Here are some more reactions to the trade from Thursday:
Gordon Beckham WAS TRADED? I give up. Into exile I must go.
— A C (@acurr34) August 22, 2014
— Dmitry Samarov (@samarov) August 22, 2014
GORDON BECKHAM IS GONE CAN I GET AN AMEN!
— Matt Borawski (@MBorawesome) August 21, 2014
Gordon Beckham is finally gone! Hallelujah! Great day to be a sox fan! #finally
— Jake Thomas (@chisox2894) August 21, 2014
Thank God Gordon Beckham is finally gone. Good riddance!
— Eric Baum (@haqtheplanet) August 21, 2014
Gordon Beckham. He gone.
Bye Gordon beckham, thank god you're gone
— Brendan Kearney (@brendankearney5) August 21, 2014