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TalkingChop Nov 18, 2019
The Daily Chop: Minor League restructuring, Madison Bumgarner and more

The Daily Chop: Minor League restructuring, Madison Bumgarner and more

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ Would the Braves be willing to forfeit another draft pick to sign Madison Bumgarner? Is Major League Baseball’s minor league system headed for a major shakeup? Last month Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper reported that the MLB has a proposal on the table that would eliminate the major league affiliations of more than 25 percent of minor league clubs as part of a restructuring of the minor league system. The Professional Baseball Agreement between Major League Baseball and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. Negotiations for a new PBA...
Golden Gate Sports Nov 16, 2019

San Francisco Giants: Don’t expect Madison Bumgarner to return in 2020

San Francisco Giants legend Madison Bumgarner is officially set to hit the open market this offseason. And while many will hope for a return, don’t count on it to happen. The San Francisco Giants are in the middle of a complete organizational overhaul. The beloved core that shaped the team’s roster over the past decade […] San Francisco Giants: Don’t expect Madison Bumgarner to return in 2020 - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
The Mercury News Nov 16, 2019
How Madison Bumgarner might fit with reported free-agency suitors

How Madison Bumgarner might fit with reported free-agency suitors

Bumgarner rejected the SF Giants' qualifying offer Thursday, making him a free agent.
The Mercury News Nov 15, 2019
What’s next for Madison Bumgarner and the Giants?

What’s next for Madison Bumgarner and the Giants?

Even if the left-hander didn't have a storied postseason history with the franchise, he might be the free agent starting pitcher who makes the most sense to pursue anyway.
The Mercury News Nov 14, 2019
Will Smith signs with Atlanta Braves, Madison Bumgarner expected to reject Giants’ qualifying offer

Will Smith signs with Atlanta Braves, Madison Bumgarner expected to reject Giants’ qualifying offer

Smith might not be the only Giants free agent pitcher to sign with the Braves this offseason.
Friars on Base Nov 14, 2019

Report: Padres set to meet with Madison Bumgarner’s agent at GM Meetings

The rumors are starting to pick up at the GM Meetings with a report that the San Diego Padres are set to meet with Madison Bumgarner’s agent. A report from Jon Heyman says that the San Diego Padres have interest in Madison Bumgarner and Stephen Strasburg and will meet with Bumgarner’s agent at the GM […] Report: Padres set to meet with Madison Bumgarner’s agent at GM Meetings - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Phillies Reportedly Looking at Bumgarner, Moustakas

According to reports, the Phillies are interested in pitcher Madison Bumgarner and third baseman Mike Moustakas.
Call to the Pen Nov 14, 2019

Yankees: Prior history indicates MadBum is team’s real target

Fans can hold out hope all they want, but if history tells us anything Gerrit Cole won’t be the New York Yankees primary target. Madison Bumgarner is. The last time the New York Yankees splurged on a top ace starter it was 28-year-old CC Sabathia in 2009. That season, the team had moved across the […] Yankees: Prior history indicates MadBum is team’s real target - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tomahawk Take Nov 10, 2019

Atlanta Braves: the case for and against Madison Bumgarner

It seems like a fairly obvious match for the Atlanta Braves… Madison Bumgarner: but should the team sign him or not? Following up on a second straight NL East title, fans are expecting at least a few big moves from the Atlanta Braves this off-season. With Josh Donaldson’s exit to free agency and the Braves […] Atlanta Braves: the case for and against Madison Bumgarner - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tomahawk Take Nov 7, 2019

Report: Atlanta Braves to make Madison Bumgarner a “priority” this offseason

The Hot Stove is starting to simmer a little bit as the Atlanta Braves have been linked to a starting pitcher more than they ever have. According to a report from NBC Sports Bay Area, the Atlanta Braves have made former San Francisco Giants starting pitcher, Madison Bumgarner, “a priority” this offseason. In the story […] Report: Atlanta Braves to make Madison Bumgarner a “priority” this offseason - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Nov 7, 2019
The Daily Chop: Braves among top suitors for Bumgarner

The Daily Chop: Braves among top suitors for Bumgarner

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ Atlanta is reportedly very interested in the services of Madison Bumgarner. The Braves enter the offseason with multiple needs, though starting pitching may be chief among them. The club has been in need of a frontline starting pitcher for some time, whether to add to the mix or to head their rotation, and now may be targeting a pitcher of that ilk. Reports surfaced on Wednesday connecting the Braves with veteran left-hander Madison Bumgarner, who is “their priority” according to NBC Sports. Bumgarner is 30 years old, coming off the worst season of his...
TalkingChop Nov 6, 2019
Braves “have made Bumgarner a priority,” per report

Braves “have made Bumgarner a priority,” per report

Photo by Michael Zagaris/ Wednesday afternoon offseason rumormongering Here are some facts: It is the MLB offseason. Madison Bumgarner is a free agent. The Braves will probably sign at least one more free agent this offseason. Here’s some reported speculation from Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area: [Bumgarner] knows the Braves, the team closest to his North Carolina home will call early. That last part is the greatest concern to any Giants officials looking for a reunion. Per league sources, the Braves have made Bumgarner a priority and planned to quickly communicate that to...
Reviewing the Brew Nov 5, 2019

Will the Brewers Sign Madison Bumgarner or Zach Wheeler?

With the trade of Chase Anderson, the Milwaukee Brewers are in need of starting pitching. Madison Bumgarner and Zach Wheeler are two free agents who would make great additions to the starting rotation the Brewers. Will we see one of these two in a Brewers uniform in 2020 The Milwaukee Brewers need starting pitching. The […] Will the Brewers Sign Madison Bumgarner or Zach Wheeler? - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SFGate Nov 5, 2019

Prominent MLB website predicts the Giants' free agency fate. It's not pretty.

MLB Trade Rumors, one of the longest-running and most prominent sites covering professional baseball, posted their annual free agency prediction column on Tuesday. The site predicts that both Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith will leave San Francisco on multi-year contracts. MLBTR thinks both pitchers will end up playing for the Minnesota Twins — Bumgarner on a four year deal worth $72 million, and Smith on a three year deal worth $42 million.
The Mercury News Nov 4, 2019
What qualifying offers mean for Giants, Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith

What qualifying offers mean for Giants, Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith

Smith could become one of the highest-paid relievers in baseball if he accepts the qualifying offer.

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