MLB basically turned a blind eye to sign stealing, hoping that it wouldn't become a major issue. Kind of like how they handled things during the Steroid Era.
On the trade of Corey Kluber from Cleveland to Texas, Madison Bumgarner signing with the D-Backs, Blake Treinen joining the Dodgers and Wade Miley going to the Reds.
Three days. Three Boras clients. The top-three free agents off the board. 23 years. $814 million. Thatís enough to make us all forget about a whole mess of terrible baseball things in the news.
Even if Gerrit Cole's deserving of the accolades sent his way over the last couple years, this sort of mammoth contract to a pitcher still might seem crazy at first glance.
It should come as no surprise that Stephen Strasburg will be back with the Nationals in 2020. The only surprise here is the magnitude of the contract.