Report: Giants ‘still listening’ on Madison Bumgarner
The San Francisco Giants are taking the Madison Bumgarner sweepstakes down to the wire.
According to Jayson Stark of MLB Network, teams in contact with the Giants say they are still talking about big trades, and are listening on Bumgarner with roughly an hour and a half to go until the trade deadline.
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July 31, 2019
To say that the Giants have sent mixed signals on Bumgarner would be an understatement. They’re in a tough spot, sitting just 2.5 games out of the second wild card in the NL, and Bumgarner is set to become a free agent at the end of the season. They seem inclined to keep him for one last run, but have discussed Bumgarner deals with contenders. The odds seem to favor him staying, but it’s anyone’s guess at this point.