Craig Kimbrel has signed a three-year deal with the Chicago Cubs, as first reported by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. Jeff Passan added that Kimbrel will receive $43 million over the course of his three-year contract, including $10 million this season. There is a $1 million buyout on a club/vesting option for the 2022 season. He will receive $16 million in 2022 if the option is picked up.
Craig Kimbrel is one of the greatest relief pitchers of all time. It is April, regular season baseball is being played, and he is still a free agent.
The Boston Red Sox were historically good in 2018, winning 108 games and cruising to the World Series. The 2019 season will be more challenging.