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Report: Giants will not trade Madison Bumgarner, could become buyers

Madison Bumgarner

The San Francisco Giants’ recent run of success is expected to change the way they handle business at the trade deadline.

For starters, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported on Thursday that the Giants will not trade Madison Bumgarner.

The southpaw pitcher had long been considered a trade candidate but has made it evident that he does not want to be traded. He has several teams on his no-trade list and could block deals, which also would have made it difficult to move him.

But the even more pleasing scenario for the franchise is that they’re winning. They’ve gone 11-3 since the All-Star break, winning six games in extra innings to stoke their fans even more. They are 52-51 and have a three-game series with the Padres this weekend. How they perform in that series will likely have a say on whether they become buyers at the deadline, according to Feinsand.

For a team that was 35-47 on June 29 to turn into trade deadline buyers would be wild, but it would reflect the team’s improbable turnaround.

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