Cubs trade Craig Kimbrel to White Sox, Twitter explodes

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Twitter explodes after Cubs trade Kimbrel to White Sox originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Cubs and White Sox have a thing for pulling off blockbuster trades in July.

The Cubs announced Friday they traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to the crosstown White Sox for second baseman Nick Madrigal and reliever Codi Heuer.

It's a stunning move between Chicago's two baseball teams, perhaps even more than the 2017 trade involving José Quintana, Eloy Jiménez and Dylan Cease. The Sox now have two All-Star closers in the back of their bullpen in Kimbrel and Liam Hendriks.

Naturally, Chicago baseball Twitter exploded in wake of the news:

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