Madison Bumgarner trade market includes Phillies, Brewers
The trade market for Madison Bumgarner is starting to emerge, and a few teams are involved.
According to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers are teams that have talked with the Giants about Bumgarner.
Madison Bumgarner’s trade market now coming into focus. #Phillies have spoken with #SFGiants about him and have a greater need for a left-handed co-ace with Patrick Corbin signing with rival #Nats. #Brewers are another possible destination. @MLB @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 4, 2018
Bumgarner is under contract for next season at only $12 million, but he becomes a free agent after that. The 29-year-old has a career 3.03 ERA and is a four-time All-Star. He’s 8-3 with a 2.11 ERA in his postseason career and has helped carry the Giants to three World Series titles.
A previous report said the Giants are unlikely to trade Bumgarner, but new team president Farhan Zaidi has said he will not rule it out.
The Phillies could use a lefty ace after missing out on Patrick Corbin. The Brewers pushed the Dodgers to seven games in the NLCS last season and could use a top-end starter.