SIGN & TRADE: Massive Extension For Tyler Glasnow

 Tyler Glasnow has not only gotten himself a trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers, as we've been expecting for a couple of days now, but he's also got himself a shiny new five-year contract extension worth $135M.

The trade will see Glasnow and Manuel Margot going from the Rays to the Dodgers for Ryan Pepiot and Jonny DeLuca.

Glasnow was set to make $25M this season, which was the impetus for the cost-conscious Tampa Bay Rays to move him, but the Dodgers wanted to make sure they weren't getting a one-and-done, so they awarded the 6'8" right-hander $135 Mill to stick around. 

It's a bit of a gamble for LA, as the 30-year-old hasn't been able to stay healthy on a consistent basis in his career, never having made more than 21 starts or pitched more than 120 innings in any of his 8 seasons (both accomplished in 2023). 

He came back from 2021 Tommy John Surgery last season, only to have other injury problems crop up and slow his return. He finished the year with a 3.53 ERA and 12.2 strikeouts per nine innings. 

He'll join a Dodgers' rotation that's in need of help due to key pitchers still coming back from injuries themselves. And of course Shohei Ohtani won't be able to pitch in 2024 coming off his own elbow surgery. 

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