Report: Giants, Brewers have discussed Madison Bumgarner trade
Madison Bumgarner trade rumors continue to linger, and one report says that there is a clear suitor if the San Francisco Giants opt to deal their left-handed ace.
According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, the Giants have had substantial discussions with the Milwaukee Brewers about a Bumgarner trade, and the Brewers are still privately considering how willing they would be to give up the sort of young talent that would be required to make the deal happen.
Morosi notes that the Philadelphia Phillies also have some interest in Bumgarner, but are more focused on adding through free agency rather than via trade.
A Bumgarner trade still seems less likely now than it did earlier in the offseason. The Giants may wait until the season to deal him, as they’d have a broader group of potentially interested teams. The only downside is they’d be gambling on him staying healthy during the season. Milwaukee sounds like they could put together a prospect package now to make it happen and fill a need, as their rotation lacks top-end talent.