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Sunday, March 29, 2020

D-backs troll Giants over Madison Bumgarner signing, 2017 Opening Day

Madison Bumgarner left the Giants for the Arizona Diamondbacks in free agency this offseason, and in an ironic twist, MLB aired the 2017 Opening Day game between the two teams Thursday.

On April 2, 2017, the Giants sent Bumgarner to the mound in an effort to win their fourth straight Opening Day.

Bumgarner had an incredible day on the mound and at the plate. In addition to striking out 11 batters in seven innings, the Giants ace also belted two home runs.

But Mark Melancon, making his Giants’ debut, blew the save in the bottom of the ninth.

Mind you, given how things have gone for Bumgarner since then, caution might be paid with this approach….


QLE Posted: March 29, 2020 at 01:05 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. bbmck Posted: March 29, 2020 at 04:09 PM (#5934769)
The 2017 Opening Day Starters with their 2017-2019 pitWAR, not signed to MLB contract for 2020:

20+ Starts in each of the last 3 years and still on the same team (6): Stephen Strasburg 15.2, Clayton Kershaw 11.4, Jon Gray 8.8, Danny Duffy 6.6, Masahiro Tanaka 5.5, Jon Lester 5
20+ Starts in each of the last 3 years but have changed teams at least once (8): Justin Verlander 20.7, Gerrit Cole 14.9, Zack Greinke 14.5, Julio Teheran 6.1, Jose Quintana 5.7, Rick Porcello 4, Jhoulys Chacin 3.8, Chris Archer 2.9

2 seasons of 20+ Starts in the last 3 years and still on the same team (1): Noah Syndergaard 7.1
2 seasons of 20+ Starts in the last 3 years but have changed teams at least once (6): Corey Kluber 13.2, Dallas Keuchel 8.8, Madison Bumgarner 8, Yu Darvish 7.6, Kevin Gausman 4.6, Marco Estrada 2.3

1 season of 20+ Starts in the last 3 years and still on the same team (1): Carlos Martinez 5.5
1 season of 20+ Starts in the last 3 years but have changed teams at least once (6): Ervin Santana 3.8, Jeremy Hellickson 1.5, Junior Guerra 1.3, Ricky Nolasco 0.6, Scott Feldman 0.5, Felix Hernandez -0.9

No seasons of 20+ Starts in the last 3 years and have changed teams at least once (2): Kendall Graveman 0.9, Edinson Volquez 0.6

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