Report: Giants unlikely to trade Madison Bumgarner
The San Francisco Giants have seemed open to the possibility of trading stud left-hander Madison Bumgarner this winter, but it does not sound like that is likely to happen.
Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports said Friday that a Giants source he spoke with does not envision Bumgarner being moved.
#SFGiants source on MadBum: "Don't see him going anywhere."
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 30, 2018
Bumgarner, 29, is under contract for $12 million for the upcoming season and is set to become a free agent after that. He has helped lead the Giants to three World Series championships, but new GM Farhan Zaidi said earlier this offseason that he will not rule out trading anyone. San Francisco won just 73 games this past season and 64 in 2017.
The Giants have reportedly discussed trading Bumgarner with at least two teams, but they are likely seeking a massive package of prospects. If teams sense that San Francisco is rebuilding and is unlikely to sign Bumgarner to an extension beyond 2019, they’re probably better off waiting for the price to drop or for the four-time All-Star to become a free agent.