Pre-trade, on wrestling night at the park, Ramos having fun with the Nature Boy Ric Flair. Say what you will about Ramos’ on-field performance, but he did know how to have fun.
Cotillo checks in with the tweet of the night regarding the trade (and other trades occurring simultaneously).
Kendrick to WSH: "weird fit." Ramos to NYM: "that makes no sense." Hellickson to BAL: "wtf is happening"— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 29, 2017
This one aptly summed up the majority reaction from both sides when the news broke:
After everyone calmed down a little, the intention of the trade became clear.
AJ Ramos and Jerry Blevins setting up Familia in 2018 is going to be sweet.— Ben Yoel (@Ben_Yoel) July 29, 2017
Or, at least for some.
WHAT IF THE METS TRADE AJ RAMOS FOR LUCAS DUDA NEXT YEAR?!?!?! pic.twitter.com/y10Ph9Yx8Y— Matt Ehalt (@MattEhalt) July 29, 2017
Long-time teammate TK weighed in with a heartfelt tweet.
Good luck @theajramos we have shared a lot of laughs over the years. New York is getting one hard working SOB and a damn good dude.— Tom Koehler (@TKREFRESH22) July 29, 2017
Mets manager Terry Collins weighed in with a super enthusiastic endorsement that completely synced up with his statement:
Terry Collins says the Mets should be "fired up" that the team acquired AJ Ramos: pic.twitter.com/t8hIRl6BTL— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 29, 2017
Most Mets fans seemed pleasantly surprised. You can’t please Emily though, apparently.
AJ Ramos is my new least favorite Met. Can't wait to welcome him. #Mets— The Sacrifice (@APeteRose4Emily) July 29, 2017
"AJ Ramos" is the best #Mets RP since Braden Looper.— The Sacrifice (@APeteRose4Emily) July 29, 2017
Meanwhile, Marlins reaction is predictably mixed:
AJ Ramos planning on coming back after his current contract to come play with Stanton again and lead us to the postseason pic.twitter.com/RgSrABctvZ— Marcell Dongzuna (@ItzMLB) July 29, 2017
Did he know already? I hated hearing this horrible news I wish him the best! Tired of crying over Marlins being traded!— Val Diaz (@aba0502) July 29, 2017
I hate the marlins so much why would you trade AJ Ramos away?!?— Jason Woodward (@JasonWoodwardjr) July 29, 2017
So glad the Marlins traded AJ Ramos... NOT! Here's to another 5-10 years of losing seasons.— Travis Thacker (@thacker12487) July 29, 2017
You knew this one was coming.
Until I see the return I will be like this pic.twitter.com/OUNeAEekRf— Roger Sierra (@SierraMIA117) July 29, 2017