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Steven Souza trade: Instant reaction to the Rays latest deal

Tampa Bay deal Steven Souza to Arizona Tuesday in the latest roster revamp. Here's a sampling of the reaction from across baseball and Rays fans.
Former Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. (20) points skyward as he trots home for his solo home run in the sixth inning of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. [Times files (2017)]
Former Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. (20) points skyward as he trots home for his solo home run in the sixth inning of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. [Times files (2017)]
Published Feb. 21, 2018

The Rays traded right fielder Steven Souza, Jr., their 2017 team MVP, to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night in a three-team deal for Arizona's No. 2 prospect, lefty Anthony Banda, Yankees infield prospect Nick Solak and two players to be named later.

The trade continued the roster revamp that started late last year when Tampa Bay dealt third baseman Evan Longoria to the Giants, and continued Saturday night when pitcher Jake Odorizzi was ship to the Twins for a minor-league shortstop and outfielder Corey Dickerson was designated for assignment.

Here's a sampling of the reaction to the Souza deal via social media:

From Rays players:

From the Rays:

From the media, MLB and otherwise:

From politicians:

From Rays fans:

Somewhere there's a warehouse full of these:

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