MLB Rumors: Giants Have Reportedly Shown ‘No Inclination’ To Keep Madison Bumgarner Despite His Desire To Stay


Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants throws a pitch against the Miami Marlins.

A new report suggests that longtime San Francisco Giants star pitcher Madison Bumgarner‘s value in free agency is now soaring, following a number of recent deals, as well as rumors suggesting the Giants might not have any plans of retaining him in the offseason.

In a story published Wednesday on USA Today, Bob Nightengale cited two unnamed executives, who believe the 30-year-old left-hander’s value has been “soaring” since the Philadelphia Phillies signed Zack Wheeler to a five-year, $ 118 million contract and the Atlanta Braves inked Cole Hamels to a one-year, $ 18 million deal. With both the Phillies and Braves adding these pitchers to their rosters, “MadBum” is now thought by many to be the third-best free-agent hurler behind Stephen Strasburg and Gerrit Cole, which could point to a lucrative contract once he gets signed.

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MLB Rumors: Giants Have Reportedly Shown ‘No Inclination’ To Keep Madison Bumgarner Despite His Desire To Stay

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