Report: Giants willing to move MadBum, at least 2 teams already talking with club

Bumgarner is entering the final season of team control

Karl Buscheck
November 27, 2018 - 9:48 am

Farhan Zaidi, the Giants new president of baseball operations, is reportedly willing to part ways with one of the leading members of the old guard: Madison Bumgarner.

Per Jon Morosi, of Fox Sports, MLB Network and MLB.com, the Giants are open to moving the three-time World Series winner and have already engaged in “preliminary” discussions with at least two suitors — the Brewers and Phillies.

“Broadly speaking, the circumstances are ripe for Bumgarner to be dealt,” Morosi writes. “Zaidi has been given broad latitude to reshape the organization, and a trade of Bumgarner would begin to replenish a farm system that is not among the best in baseball.”

Back on Nov. 7, when Zaidi was introduced at AT&T Park, the exec alluded to a potential Bumgarner deal:

Bumgarner doesn’t turn 30 until next August, but the left-hander has struggled to stay on the mound in recent years, combining for 38 starts in the past two seasons.

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