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Buster Olney: Giants Could Trade Then Re-Sign Madison Bumgarner

Mar 27, 2019 12:25 PM

The future of Madison Bumgarner with the San Francisco Giants will be one of MLB's most interesting topics this season. Bumgarner will be a free agent at the end of the 2019 season and his value is uncertain given his drop in production compared to his postseason pedigree.

Bumgarner has appeared in 16 games in the postseason, starting 14, and the Giants are 13-3 in those appearances; he has a 2.11 ERA in 102⅓ innings. But Bumgarner's fastball has concerned evaluators as he's given up an OPS of .926 with the pitch.

Buster Olney suggests the Giants could consider trading Bumgarner near the deadline for prospects and still pursue signing him back in free agency given his history with the franchise. Giants owner Charles Johnson is said to consider Bumgarner an absolute favorite.

Buster Olney/ESPN

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Brewers Trade Erik Kratz To Giants

Mar 24, 2019 11:44 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers have traded Erik Kratz to the San Francisco Giants for minor league infielder C.J. Hinojoso.

Kratz, 39, was a significant part of Milwaukee's NLDS victory over the Colorado Rockies last fall. He went 5-for-8 with two RBIs in the series.

The Brewers officially signed reliever Alex Wilson to fill Erik Kratz's roster spot.


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Indians, Padres Still Engaged On Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluber

Mar 19, 2019 8:12 AM

The Cleveland Indians and San Diego Padres are still engaged in "continued discussions" regarding a trade for either Trevor Bauer or Corey Kluber, according to a report.

There is no expectation that a deal will be completed by the start of the season.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Tags: Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Blue Jays Listening To Offers, But Marcus Stroman Talks Quiet

Mar 4, 2019 8:33 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays are listening to offers for pretty much everyone on the roster.

However, talks involving Marcus Stroman are relatively quiet right now.

Interest in Stroman could spike up when Dallas Keuchel signs as a free agent.

Ben Nicholson-Smith/Sportsnet

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