© Darren Yamashita | 2019 Jun 29
The Giants are 29-16 since June 1st and currently sit just two games back from the second Wild Card spot. For a team that the media labeled as a seller all season, their recent resurgence has thrown quite the ripple in the MLB trade market before the July 31st deadline.
The Giants and Tampa Bay Rays, two teams in the thick of their Wild Card races, have remained in contact regarding a major league player for major league player trade, per Jon Morosi of MLB network.
Source: #Rays, #SFGiants have been in contact regarding Giants relievers. Giants may move a reliever and keep Bumgarner after recent surge, especially if deal is need-for-need at @MLB level. Joey Wendle or Michael Brosseau would help SF infield. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 23, 2019
The Giants bullpen has a 3.88 ERA which stands at 5th in the MLB, and players like Will Smith, Sam Dyson, Tony Watson and Reyes Moronta remain in high demand.
As for the players Morosi said the Giants would get in return, Joey Wendle and Michael Brosseau would both give the team much needed help in the infield. Wendle, who finished 4th in Rookie of the Year voting last year, is hitting .200 with a .541 OPS this season. Brosseau, a 25-year-old rookie, is hitting .322 with four home runs.
On top of Morosi reporting that the Giants may keep Bumgarner due to their recent surge, Jon Heyman is also reporting that it is getting tougher to envision Madison Bumgarner being moved. With a rival exec telling him that there is no way the Giants can sell.
Few see MadBum going anywhere now. Things can change in a hurry but this is typical from rival exec: “No way Giants can sell, they’re on fire.”
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 23, 2019
There are seven games between now and the trade deadline.