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Friday, November 09, 2018

Determining Madison Bumgarner’s future will be Farhan Zaidi’s first Giant decision

The ink on Farhan Zaidi’s contract as the new San Francisco Giants general manager was barely dry Wednesday when he was asked the question weighing on the mind of every Giants fan.

Is it possible, and perhaps even necessary, that he seeks to trade the franchise’s longtime ace and multiple time World Series hero, Madison Bumgarner?

The question itself was as straight forward as it gets. As for the response? It was not surprisingly vague.

Mind you, with pitchers, the future tends to be something beyond the ken of any general manager….

QLE Posted: November 09, 2018 at 07:55 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: farhan zaidi, giants, madison bumgarner

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

As expected, Giants exercise options on Madison Bumgarner, Pablo Sandoval

In moves that were expected, the Giants on Monday exercised their 2019 contract options on pitcher Madison Bumgarner and infielder Pablo Sandoval.

Bumgarner will earn at least $12 million in the final year of the long-term deal he signed in 2012. That is the listed salary, but it likely has grown some through escalators based on performance milestones.

The Giants again will pay Sandoval the major-league minimum, around $545,000, in the final year of the five-year deal he signed with Boston after the 2014 season. The Red Sox will pay the rest of his $18.6 million salary.

A collection of various baseball briefs- quite a bit here to discuss if anyone has the interest…

 

QLE Posted: October 31, 2018 at 08:00 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: giants, madison bumgarner, pablo sandoval

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Maidson Bumgarner doesn’t think Friday was his last start for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Just before the All-Star break, Giants coaches sat down and mapped out their second-half rotation. They have known for months that they could push Madison Bumgarner back to this final series if it gave them a leg up in the NL West race.

This team, of course, is nowhere near contention. It’s been that way for a while. But the Giants still pushed Bumgarner back two days, giving him a big stage for his final start of the season and the opportunity to all but knock the Dodgers out of contention in the division.

That the offense didn’t deliver was no surprise. But it was a bit when Bumgarner made it through just six, allowing three runs, and two coming on a big Justin Turner homer with a runner on and the game tied. This, a 3-1 loss, was not the way he hoped to end his 2018 season.

“However, I may be inclined to change my mind if you spell my name wrong in the header for your article”, he said later.

On a serious note: How much trade value does Bumgarner really have at this point? He’s been injured two seasons in a row (missing the equivalent of almost a full season), was never hyper-dazzling as a pitcher, and (if this last season means anything) seems to have lost the value with the bat he added back in 2014-2015. How much would any team give up for that, especially as the Giants have a really large number of holes to fill and will presumably be trying to fill as many as possible?

QLE Posted: September 29, 2018 at 04:35 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: giants, madison bumgarner, trade rumors

Friday, August 31, 2018

Rebuilding Now Could Save The Giants Years Of Losing

Question: If everyone ends up tanking, will anyone really benefit from it?

The time to act came a year ago, and the opportunity was purposefully missed.

The time to recognize that is now, and the next steps are ones the San Francisco Giants have hidden from, ignored or completely ghosted for well more than a year. Instead, the franchise that believes its fan base will never accept a tear down-and-rebuild nestled itself deeper and deeper into a hole with every ill-advised signing and trade since early last season when their postseason chances were washed out.

Now, reality is in plain sight as the Bay Area fog lifts to expose the serious trouble the Giants are in at all levels. Fixing those troubles means no longer sticking Band-Aids on a terminal disease; it means recognizing the best way to get the franchise back on a winning track.

QLE Posted: August 31, 2018 at 05:34 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: brian sabean, giants, madison bumgarner, rebuilding, tanking

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Giants, Bumgarner lose ace’s long-awaited comeback game

There is truth in the notion that even if Madison Bumgarner is not at his best, he is better than most. So consider Bumgarner’s first big-league game in more than eight months Tuesday night a good down payment on better days.

Bumgarner showed some rust as he threw 82 pitches and still held the Diamondbacks to two second-inning runs over six innings, blending nicely into a rotation seems to have turned a corner the right way.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 06, 2018 at 01:27 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: giants, madison bumgarner

 

 

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