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McCovey Chronicles Dec 12, 2014

San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 12/12

Frankly, my dear, I don't link a dump It's Friday! Friday's a good day to dump some links, so let's do that. Madison Bumgarner accepts 2014 Sportsman of the Year awardMadison Bumgarner won an award this week that will go on a shelf with all his other awards from this year. It's not a small shelf.  This was Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year, and there was a ceremony, and he had to wear (and buy!) a suit, and give a speech. He was preceded by Bill Clinton, who has a little more public speaking experience, but Madison did a good job, and somehow his nerves didn't get the best of him...
Red Reporter Dec 10, 2014

Could a trade of Johnny Cueto to the Giants make sense?

Where I ask a bad question and come up with worse answers. The San Francisco Giants are the reigning World Series champs, the reigning best franchise of the last five years, the home team in one of the nation's best cities, boast the most beautiful stadium in all the land, and have enough money in their big market pockets to go get pretty much whomever they choose or need.  But somehow, the champs failed to land Jon Lester yesterday despite a very intense pursuit, and now they're on the lookout for another stud starting pitcher to pair with Madison Bumgarner. What's funny, though, is that...
“Everything feels great,” according to the near-unanimous choice as SI Sportsman of the Year

“Everything feels great,” according to the near-unanimous choice as SI Sportsman of the Year

It turns out that Madison Bumgarner does have a physical issue after carrying such a heavy load in the postseason. “I got a splinter in my finger the other day, that was kind of painful,” he said Monday afternoon. “But… Continue Reading → 
Baltimore Sun Dec 8, 2014

Giants' Madison Bumgarner named SI Sportsman of Year

San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner, who had a legendary postseason performance that led to his third World Series, was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated on Monday.
San Jose Mercury News Dec 8, 2014

Giants' Bumgarner named SI's Sportsman of the Year: Social media reaction

Sports Illustrated names San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner, the 2014 World Series MVP, as its Sportsman of the Year.
McCovey Chronicles Dec 8, 2014

Madison Bumgarner named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year

Probably because of that one-hitter in August, but I'll have to read the article to find out. Madison Bumgarner had one of the most amazing postseasons in baseball history. I don't know if that's sunk in yet. We keep saying it and saying it, but it's hard to evaluate that sort of thing this close to the actual event. We're still processing it. Here, this will help: Sports Illustrated named Madison Bumgarner their "Sportsman of the Year," the first time a Giants player has won the award since it's been given out. A list of the baseball players who have won the award: 1955 Johnny...
San Jose Mercury News Dec 8, 2014

Madison Bumgarner is Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year

After carrying the Giants to a third title in five years, left-hander Madison Bumgarner was named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year
McCovey Chronicles Nov 19, 2014

San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 11/19

The beauty parlor is filled with link dumps I got you a pony! Just kidding, it's links. Is Madison Bumgarner the World's #1 Starting Pitcher?According to a Bill James system, Bumgarner's fantastic postseason shot him up the Best Pitcher in Baseball charts, from number 10 all the way to number 2. Hey, second isn't bad, especially considering how otherworldly Clayton Kershaw is. The man's got Cy Youngs, he's won an MVP, his teams have gone to the playoffs . . . it's tough to think of anything Kershaw hasn't accomplished. No gaping holes in that resume. No, sir. Baseball Therapy: Against the...

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