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MLB Trade Rumors and News: Two more big names are changing uniforms

Madison Bumgarner and Corey Kluber are headed to new horizons.

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  • Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to five year, $85M deal, per report. Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic notes that new and controversial manager of the Giants, coconut oil-loving Gabe Kapler, hadn’t even spoken to MadBum as of the Winter Meetings, a telltale sign that the World Series champion wouldn’t be back in San Francisco. Now this opens up a whole new marketing for the Diamondbacks, who are incredibly self serving. They could very well deal Robbie Ray at a higher cost than before do to the sheer amount of pitchers who’ve gone off the market in the past week. Genius? Perhaps. Oh and did I mention that $15M of that is deferred payment? Evil genius.
  • Austin Romine isn’t one of the big names that everyone was watching to see where he was going to end up, but he is the latest catcher to have a new team in what has been a busy section of the market. Romine inked a one year, $4.1 million deal with the Tigers yesterday.
  • The Rangers have acquired ace Corey Kluber from Cleveland, per report. Ken Rosenthal had all the juicy trade details.

The 33-year old had one of the worst seasons of his career in 2019, putting up a 5.80 ERA and starting only seven games. He was sent to the IL in May after being hit by a line drive on the mound. The ball fractured his ulna, and injury that hopefully doesn’t comeback to haunt Texas.