Report: Giants could trade Madison Bumgarner closer to trade deadline
The San Francisco Giants have stumbled out of the gate in 2019, and they don’t have the look of a contender in the early stages of a season. That could lead to serious moves if it keeps up.
According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Madison Bumgarner is one name that could be available closer to the July 31 trade deadline assuming the Giants don’t turn things around. Reliever Will Smith is also considered a potential July trade candidate, while the team is willing to discuss some of its veteran relievers already.
Also: #SFGiants telling teams they are willing to talk about some of their veteran relievers right now. Believe they have arms at Triple A who could perform at roughly same level. Bumgarner, Smith more likely to move closer to 7/31. Could be best starter and reliever available.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 20, 2019
Bumgarner trade rumors have lingered for much of the offseason. Nothing came of it then, but Bumgarner’s contract is up at the end of the season, and if the team isn’t going anywhere, they’ll have every reason to explore the possibilities.