There were mixed feelings among Brewers fans when the news of the trade surfaced. Aoki was a fan favorite in Milwaukee, working his way from a role player to a full time starter in right field. Even though the Brewers didn’t produce many wins with Aoki, the former Japanese star always seemed to have a smile on his face.
Let’s see how Twitter reacted to the trade.
Bad trade @Brewers, bad trade. Thought we could get someone better than that for Aoki!
— Katie Giuffre (@ktgiu22) December 5, 2013
The Aoki trade isn’t bad, if this pitcher pans out. But I would have rather seen him traded for a first or third baseman — Brooks (@EBrooksUncut) December 5, 2013
Aoki’s WAR dropped almost a full win in his age 31 season. I can see why the Brewers tried to trade him while he still had value. — Nathan Huiras (@NateHuiras) December 5, 2013
So…Aoki’s bobblehead game is going to be an awkward one this year.
— WI Sports Blog (@WISportsBlog) December 5, 2013