Morosi says Giants ‘planning to keep’ Bumgarner and relievers

Club sits 2.5 games out of 2nd wild-card spot as deadline looms

Karl Buscheck
July 29, 2019 - 9:25 am

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The resurgent Giants are poised to hold onto their top trade pieces, most notably one Madison Bumgarner, according to Jon Morosi.

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The MLB Network and Fox Sports insider swung by ‘Joe, Lo & Dibs” on Monday morning, a couple of days before the MLB trade deadline, to discuss all the latest surrounding the improbable wild-card hopeful. 

“Guys, I got to tell you. I was told yesterday, after the Giants’ win — after they won that game — they’re now two above .500. Yes, they’ve got a difficult road to get to the playoffs. I understand that.”

“But I was told, at this point in time, that they are planning to keep Bumgarner. They’re planning to keep their big relievers as well. They may make a move but I would say it’s a smaller chance.”

While the Giants have pushed to within 2.5 games of the second wild-card spot, the standings are congested. Entering play on Monday, the Cubs, Cardinals and Nats are all tied for the top position. The Phillies and Brewers sit a game back of the leaders.

“They seem to be content… Going forward here, I think the fact this is Bochy’s last year is playing into this. And, again, based on what I was told by sources yesterday, the Giants are expecting to keep their big pitchers right now and to try and make a run at this thing between now and the end of the season.”

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