Heyman: Bumgarner a ‘fallback’ option if Cole turns down Yankees

Money has been flowing on the starting pitcher’s market

Karl Buscheck
December 10, 2019 - 8:49 am
Bumgarner a 'fallback' for Yankees

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Madison Bumgarner, the three-time World Series champ, has caught the attention of baseball’s most storied franchise. Well, sort of.

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According to Jon Heyman, Bumgarner figures to be a backup plan for the Yankees, should the club fail to land Gerrit Cole.

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To this point, money has been no object to clubs in pursuit of top-of-the-rotation starters.

While Cole is rumored to be headed for a payday of better than $300 million, Bumgarner is purportedly angling for at least $100 million over five seasons. Not bad for a fallback.

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