Report: Giants and Astros have ‘engaged’ in Bumgarner talks, but deal still ‘doubtful’

Trade deadline arrives at 1 pm on Wednesday

Karl Buscheck
July 30, 2019 - 1:00 pm

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

As the deadline inches closer, conflicting reports on the Giants’ top potential trade piece, Madison Bumgarner, continue to surface. 

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The day began with the news that the Astros, powerhouse of the AL West, are, reportedly, in the MadBum business. Yahoo Sports’ Tim Brown has the scoop:

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Joel Sheman of the New York Post and MLB Network followed that up, writing on Twitter: “Hear similar, mainly that #Astros badly want to leave deadline with MadBum, Wheeler or Bauer. That is their primary target list.”

Minutes later,’s Mark Feinsand reported that a MadBum splash does not appear to be in the future:

The answer will come soon enough, with the deadline arriving at 1 pm on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, here's what MadBum is up to:

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