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Madison Bumgarner’s eight-team no-trade list revealed [report]


© Isaiah J. Downing | 2019 May 7


On Saturday morning, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports posted Madison Bumgarner’s no-trade list, which comprises of eight teams all considered to be postseason contenders.

So why wouldn’t Bumgarner want to be traded to a good team? Well, this list isn’t actually an indication of that at all. As explained by Rosenthal, putting contenders on the list isa savvy negotiation tactic. Because the teams listed are the ones most likely to pursue a deal for the Giants’ ace, San Francisco would likely be forced to compensate Bumgarner to get him to waive his no-trade clause in order to execute a deal with one of these clubs.

Bumgarner, 29, is in the last year of a five-year, $35 million contract that will pay him $12 million this year. He’s posted a 3.99 ERA and 1.14 WHIP through eight starts this season.

 

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