Could Madison Bumgarner be a New York Yankees mid-season target before the MLB trade deadline? Would the San Francisco Giants part ways with their crown jewel?
The New York Yankees are in desperate need of starting pitching, especially after the new of Montgomery suffering a season-ending injury, leading to Tommy John surgery. Now, the New York Yankees are without a legitimate third option in their starting rotation.
Outside of Luis Severino, who has been flat-out dominate (9-1 record, 2.20 ERA, .093 WHIP, 102 strikeouts) and the ageless C.C. Sabathia, the New York Yankees are hurting for starting pitching — and hurting badly.
Are there any potential trade options for the Bronx Bombers, ones that would put them over the hump, even over the Boston Red Sox? Alex Rodriguez seems to have an answer to such problem.
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I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the analysis and insight of the former MLB player — where I’ve nearly forgotten about the mess the last part of his career truly was in MLB.
But, I think he’s reaching here with Madison Bumgarner to the Yankees talk. First off, the San Francisco Giants would have to be out of contention for them to consider trading their crown jewel and future Hall of Fame pitcher.
The current trajectory of the NL West displays that it’s going to be a four-team dogfight to the finish, with the Bay area squad right in the middle of it. Secondly, do you honestly think the San Francisco Giants would part ways with the face of the franchise?
Not a chance. Plus, Madison Bumgarner is still relatively young, at the age of 28 and still has much left in the tank. Isn’t it hard to believe that he’s not even thirty years old yet? I suppose in baseball years in closer to 38 with his experience and postseason mileage — such expertise the Yankees desperately need.
The Yankees would have to give up what minor league talent they have left and undoubtedly take on most of Mad-Bum’s contract, which is $12 million in 2018 and 2019 — which isn’t terrible. Plus, the Giants are looking for a bit of young talent to add to their depleted farm system.
Even with those factors, Madison Bumgarner is undoubtedly off limits.
Expect the San Francisco Giants to contend and be in the thick of things the rest of the 2018 campaign. If the New York Yankees are looking for elite pitching, they’ll have to look somewhere besides the talents of Madison Bumgarner.