Jason Heyward Signs with Cubs, Cardinals Fans Lose Their Sh*t on Twitter

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The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with Jason Heyward on Friday, signing the three-time Gold Glove Award-winner to a massive eight-year deal worth $184 million, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.

Heyward does have the option to opt out of his contract three years in, as well as another opt-out opportunity down the road. But with that kind of cash coming his way, he’d be crazy to do so.

Of course, Heyward spent his first five seasons in the MLB with the Atlanta Braves before being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in the final year of his contract last offseason.

The 26-year-old had a productive season in 2015, hitting .293 with 13 home runs and 60 RBIs. But it was his plays in the outfield that had Cardinals fans begging for him to return. Understandably, St. Louis fans were pissed when they heard the news on Friday.

Man, people in Missouri have no idea how to spell “traitor.”

Ever since LeBron James left Cleveland the first time, jersey burning has become mainstream in disgruntled cities across America. Those are expensive! At least bring them to Goodwill or something!