… and they DON’T trade him? Be still my beating heart!
I love the Kluber deal ($38.5m over 5 years, including two team options). I’m not sure the Carrasco deal is that great ($22m over 3 years), since we don’t actually buy out any of his free agency years. I’m also less enthused about Carrasco as a pitcher, who’s had one great year (2014) and one decent year (2011). I would rather have stuck to arbitration with him for a couple of years. Kluber, on the other hand, has shown consistent improvement throughout his career, hasn’t been seriously injured yet, and is hitting his prime right now.
Both deals are good, but Kluber’s is awesome. Go Tribe!