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Washington Nationals trade Gio Gonzalez, Ryan Madson; Twitter reacts...

What did the Twitterers out there think of the Nationals trading both Gio Gonzalez and Ryan Madson on Friday?

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The Washington Nationals continued their fire sale on Friday evening when they traded pitchers Gio Gonzalez and Ryan Madson.

Gonzalez was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers, who the Nationals play this weekend, for a pair of minor leaguers.

Madson was sent to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a pitching prospect, Andrew Istler.

Here’s what Twitter had to say about the Nationals’ latest transaction...

Gonzalez spent seven years in a Nationals uniform. This season had to be one of his worst, as he posted a 7-11 record with a 4.57 ERA. The 11-year veteran had a 7.47 ERA in the month of August.

Despite Gonzalez’s struggles this season, you can’t forget the role he played in the Nationals rise in the National League.

Gonzalez recorded 21 wins in 2012 when the Nationals won their first NL East crown.

At least, Gonzalez doesn’t have to worry about traveling since the Brewers are already in D.C.

Madson was acquired by the Nationals from the Oakland Athletics in a deal that included closer Sean Doolittle. Madson posted a 1.37 ERA in 20 games with the Nationals in 2017.

Madson has posted a 5.28 ERA this season and is recently coming off the disabled list.