After trading for starting pitcher Lance Lynn over the offseason, the White Sox announced that they extended their new All Star to two year extension worth $38 million which also includes a $14 million team option or $1 million buyout for the 2024 season.
On Monday, the Atlanta Braves extended 37-year-old starting pitcher to a one-year contract extension for the 2022 season worth $20 million. Morton's extension includes a $20 million club option for the 2023 season with no buyout.
As Major League Baseball has shifted more towards advanced stats and sabermetrics, traditionalist views aren't as widely accepted anymore. Two current examples...