Ross Stripling was traded earlier in the week, and then he wasn’t. After nearly five days of rumors indicating the trade would go down, our favorite pitcher/podcaster/stockbroker was quiet. Who wouldn’t be? This week has had more up and downs than a roller coaster.
Now, unless you’ve been under a very soundproof rock with no internet, the Mookie Betts trade did finally happen. Mookie is a Dodger! The other big news is that Ross Stripling and Joc Pederson, are NOT Anaheim Angels!
I can confirm that the Dodgers-Angels deal that would have sent Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling to the Angels for Luis Rengifo, and others, is off, as multiple outlets have reported. It sounds as if the Dodgers no longer deemed it necessary, though I’m not sure why.
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) February 10, 2020
Ross Reacts, Then Deletes
As the modern proverb goes, “screenshots are forever.” So Ross Stripling, hearing the news that the trade was off, reacted using a gif of himself to show his pleasure.
Our guys at the Blue Heaven Podcast recreated the excitement.
For those that may have missed it, this is what our guy Chicken Strip posted on Twitter after this tweet.