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Madison Bumgarner’s deal with D'backs could spur a Robbie Ray trade

Madison Bumgarner became the latest free agent pitcher to leave the open market, agreeing to a five-year, $85 million deal with the Diamondbacks on Sunday.  While reports from earlier this week suggested that Arizona was in the mix, it still raised a lot of eyebrows to see the D’backs (who weren’t considered likely to either make a big free agent signing or pursue a big-ticket pitcher) wind up as Bumgarner’s new destination.  Here’s more on the signing… The Diamondbacks were...

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Diamondbacks sign four-time All-Star Madison Bumgarner to five-year, $85M deal

The Diamondbacks are closing in on a five-year deal that will bring free-agent left-hander Madison Bumgarner to Arizona, reports ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The deal comes with an $85M guarantee, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, with The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal adding that $15M of that total will come in the form of deferred payments. Per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the deal also includes a limited no-trade clause. It’s a somewhat surprising conclusion to Bumgarner’s...

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Madison Bumgarner close to five-year deal with Diamondbacks

Madison Bumgarner will be remaining in the NL West, but it will be with a surprising team. Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks are nearing a five-year deal, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported on Sunday. Bumgarner was said to have been seeking a five-year deal for more than $100 million, and it seems Arizona will match his asking price. The Diamondbacks had a need for an ace after trading Zack Greinke to the Houston Astros last season, which explains their interest in Bumgarner. But the move...

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Report: Madison Bumgarner agrees to five year, $85M deal with Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks and free-agent pitcher Madison Bumgarner reportedly reached agreement Sunday on a five-year deal to bring the southpaw to the desert. The news, first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan, brings one of the most accomplished postseason pitchers in history to an organization with playoff aspirations in 2020. The five-year deal is worth $85 million, with $15 million deferred until after the contract, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. Bumgarner posted a 3.90 ERA...

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Kevin J. Cunningham

Madison Bumgarner signs 5-year deal with Diamondbacks

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At least it’s not the Dodgers, but it’s still in the division.

Madison Bumgarner is no longer a Giant. At least he’s not a Dodger.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported Sunday afternoon that the Arizona Diamondbacks have signed Madison Bumgarner to a five-year deal.

BREAKING: Left-hander Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks are nearing a five-year deal, sources familiar with the agreement tell ESPN.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December...

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Giants remain 'engaged' with free agent P Madison Bumgarner

The Giants “remain engaged” on franchise legend Madison Bumgarner, according to the last check of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Henry Schulman. Obviously, the word “engaged” can be taken to mean any number of things, ranging from casual contact to protracted negotiation. It is notable, though, that Bumgarner’s longtime team apparently hasn’t been scared off by the increasing amount of competition for his services. Since November, we’ve heard the Twins, Padres, Dodgers, Reds,...

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Kevin J. Cunningham

The 2020 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List!

The Community votes on the future here!

It’s that time of year once again. Time for us all to engage in our favorite holiday tradition — arguing over the exact ranking of the San Francisco Giants slightly — or perhaps significantly — improved farm system! As you may recall from last year, we’ve renamed the list the “Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List”, in memory of the late great Giant (the childhood idol of one of our scribes). The list has always honored McCovey...

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Report: Padres ‘taking close looks’ at Madison Bumgarner, Dallas Keuchel

The San Diego Padres are reportedly looking into what it would take to acquire a top left-handed starter, specifically looking at Madison Bumgarner and Dallas Keuchel. Jon Heyman of MLB Network shared this report on Friday night, noting “there have been suggestions they probably won’t sign a huge free agent but they are building a team to win in 2020.” Of course, the Padres aren’t the only teams interested in potentially acquiring these two lefties. They’ll reportedly face stiff...

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Bryan Murphy

Let’s figure out a trade for David Price

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It’s not beyond the realm of possibility.

The Red Sox are up to something.

If you didn’t already know, Boston wants to dramatically reduce its payroll. They’ve brought in the Rays’ low payroll manager Chaim Bloom to expedite the process, but nearly a month and a half into the offseason, all he’s done is add to the payroll.

They avoided big splashes during the Winter Meetings, but last night, they signed Martin Perez — a high...

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Brady Klopfer

Best Postseason Games: 2014 NL Wild Card

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An often forgotten moment in a brilliant run.

It’s fitting that I’m writing this piece as rumors swirl about Madison Bumgarner.

Rumors that he’s interested in a price point that the San Francisco Giants would likely balk at. Rumors that other teams are, indeed, interested at that price point. Rumors that - gulp - the Los Angeles Dodgers are one of those teams. Rumors that - someone hold my hand, for the...

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Kevin J. Cunningham

The 2020 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List #2

Alright, so that one was pretty easy. Joey Bart wins handily with 165 votes (75%), with Marco Luciano at 44 (20%) and Heliot Ramos at 10 (5%).

So we’re going for Number 2, and we’re sticking with these two:

Heliot Ramos

Marco Luciano

Polls will be open until midnight-ish on Sunday night (PST)

Now, you’ve got added duties in the comments today. It’s time for nominations!

The way nominations work...I’ll post a “Nominate Here” comment. Reply ONLY TO THAT COMMENT with the name...

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Sami Higgins

Weekend BP, 12/13-12/15

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Good morning, McCoven!

Yesterday, the Giants announced some changes to the ballpark for this upcoming season. We knew that they were moving the bullpens, and the chief complaint among those who were against this idea was that they would miss being able to watch the pitchers warm up.

It seems the organization took that into account, because with the new pens, fans will have direct views from multiple areas. Fans in some bleacher seating will have views into...

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Dodgers, Madison Bumgarner reportedly have 'mutual interest'

San Francisco Giants fans won’t want to hear this, but Madison Bumgarner and the Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly have "mutual interest." This latest news comes by way of NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alec Pavolovic, who notes Bumgarner’s representatives met with the Dodgers during the MLB Winter Meetings. The four-time All-Star lefty has been with the Giants since the start of his career, which began a decade ago. Since the 2009 season, Bumgarner has started 286 games for the Giants, going...

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Brady Klopfer

Best Postseason Games: 2012 NLCS Game 5

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Oh Zito! My Zito! Our fearful trip is done.

How often do you encounter the word “gallop” in your daily life?

I have no idea what the answer is for me. I’m awful at these things. But it’s somewhere north of “occasionally” and south of “a lot.” It’s a decent amount.

But for the last seven-plus years, I only think of one thing when I hear the word gallop. Every time I hear the word gallop.

I can hear someone talking about galloping in...

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Kenny Kelly

The best home runs of the decade

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The Giants don’t hit a lot of home runs, but they make them count.

Giants fans were spoiled in the last decade. For a team that doesn’t hit a lot of homers, the Giants certainly hit a ton of important ones. It was difficult to narrow down the Giants’ 10 best home runs of the decade, and the same couldn’t be said of most teams. Could you name 10 memorable Rockies home runs from the last ten years? Not even the best ones, just 10 you think...

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Kenny Kelly

Giants take two players, lose three in Rule 5 draft

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Dany Jimenez struck out the world in Double-A. Can he do it in the majors?

The Winter Meetings closed out today with the Rule 5 draft, an event in which teams poach lottery tickets from other teams and players who have been stuck in the minors are given a fresh chance at the big leagues. It’s tough, but not impossible to find quality big league talent in the Rule 5 draft. Of the 18 players taken in the big league phase of last year’s draft, two finished...

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Sami Higgins

Thursday BP, 12/12/19

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Late Tuesday night, shortly after it was announced that Gerrit Cole was signing with the New York Yankees, a rumor started circulating that the Dodgers (who took the Giants’ usual place of “also-ran” in the quest for Cole) would be shifting their focus to pursuing Madison Bumgarner.

For me, I think my visceral negative reaction was more of an instinctive reaction to the Dodgers, also the Dodgers getting any player, but most especially the Dodgers...

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The 2020 Willie McCovey Memorial Community Prospect List #1

I don’t have a Matt Duffy pic in the system, but this is what his statue will look like. | Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Here we go everyone, it’s time for Pick #1. I know we’re jumping the gun a little this year by starting before the Rule 5 draft is completed but I have a feeling that it won’t affect the first two drafts! Of course, more trades like the Will Wilson blockbuster could throw us into a fluster! Anyway we’ll deal with the new prospects coming in in their own...

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Bryan Murphy

Oracle Park’s new dimensions

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No clear images yet, but semi-official dimensions.

The Giants are turning the page in every way imaginable. Earlier tonight, they announced the bulk of their new major league coaching staff, and soon after, Henry Schulman tweeted out the new dimensions of Oracle Park following the relocation of the bullpen mounds.

Left-center field trims down from 404’ to 399’. Straightaway center field comes in eight feet from 399’ to 391’. The 421’ space...

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Angels reportedly looking to add pitching help like Madison Bumgarner, Hyun-Jin Ryu

The Los Angeles Angels made a big free-agent signing on Wednesday night, and they aren’t done yet this offseason. The Angels reached agreement on a 7-year, $245 million deal with third baseman Anthony Rendon. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi says the Angels are also looking to add a pitcher. He says Madison Bumgarner, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Dallas Keuchel are among the pitchers they’re looking to sign. Colorado Rockies starter Jon Gray is also a pitcher they’ve sought in a trade. The Angels...

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