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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Report: Yankees may not be ‘enamored’ with Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner

The New York Yankees whiffed in their pursuit of Dallas Keuchel, and with Madison Bumgarner likely on the market at the trade deadline, one might thing that it would make sense for them to launch a pursuit.

Not so fast. According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, a source questioned whether the Yankees are “enamored enough” with Bumgarner to put together the sort of package it would take to acquire him from the San Francisco Giants.

Marcus Stroman and Mike Minor were listed as potentially more realistic targets for the Yankees to possibly pursue.

Bumgarner would be a flashy acquisition, but it would make sense if the Yankees go more low-key. James Paxton has been very good for them, but has injury concerns, while Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia have successful histories. The big key is what happens to Luis Severino, who is working toward a return. If he can come back healthy, it will solve a lot of the rotation questions, and would allow them to go for a more supplemental addition if they opt to make one.

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