And locked into a 3-year deal.
Just baffled at that contract - did Texas not do their homework? All they needed was a Twins fan whispering in their ear in the offseason: "Don't do it"....
Just goes to show you how, when teams get in trouble with SPs, they'll just throw money at it and hope for the best. Reminds me of the Kevin Correia and Mike Pelfrey era.
Gibson hasn't been good in 2020, but remember it's only been 9 starts under really weird circumstances. And 3/28 isn't that big of a contract for a pitcher with Gibson's track record (inconsistent, but 10.2 bWAR, 13.1 fWAR in last 7 seasons). MLBTR predicted 2/18 for him, a Fangraphs writer predicted 3/45, their crowdsource 2/20 -- 3/28 doesn't seem out of line by those measures either.
The Rangers gave virtually the same contract to Mike Minor and Lance Lynn the last couple years, so if they're just doing it blindly they've gotten pretty good results on it overall. (Not that I expect Gibson to turn out as well as those two.)