Madison Bumgarners reported no-trade list revealed – Larry Brown Sports

Madison Bumgarner\s reported no-trade list revealed - Larry Brown Sports
MadBums no-trade list reportedly includes eight contenders
The San Francisco Giants are presently playing at a 94-loss clip, and the SportsLine Projection Model (@SportsLine on Twitter) gives them less than a 1 percent chance of making the postseason. Since that fully squares with expectations, its very likely that GM Farhan Zaidi will position his club as sellers leading up to the July 31 trade deadline (recall that theres only one trade deadline starting this season). 

Regarding the Giants most lucrative potential trade piece, veteran lefty Madison Bumgarner, The Athletics Ken Rosenthal has a scoop: 

Share Share Braves reportedly on Madison Bumgarners eight-team no-trade list tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports We are still a month or so away from trade season but it appears that some teams and players are getting ready for potential moves. San Francisco Giants hurler Madison Bumgarner will be a free agent at the end of the season, and with the Giants going nowhere, could be a potential trade target for a contender looking to make a push for the postseason.

Braves reportedly on Madison Bumgarners eight-team no-trade list

As weve seen time and again, its fully possible for a team on a players no-trade list to swing a deal. All that acquiring team has to do is persuade said player to waive said clause, typically by picking up an option or offering an extension. Rosenthal points that out in a follow-up tweet. 

For example, if the Braves reached a deal with the Giants for Bumgarner then they would have an exclusive window to try and get him to approve a deal where they might work out some sort of compensation in exchange for him waiving his no-trade protection. His no-trade list also protects him if hed rather accept a deal to one team more so than another. It is all about giving him some measure of control.

Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi made a lot of moves this offseason. It wasnt apparent how many until there was a graphic showing each one during the last few weeks of spring training.

As Rosenthal points out, the situation isnt exactly what it seems. Bumgarner chose the teams strategically — these are not teams that he necessarily wants to avoid being dealt to. Rather, players often include contenders on their no-trade list to gain leverage if a trade agreement is reached.

The main man synonymous with the word “trade” in the Giants organization is ace Madison Bumgarner. The question remained, however: “What could you get for him?” Prospects, sure. Big names? Perhaps.

That said, #SFGiants Bumgarner should be motivated to approve a trade: Any potential free agent traded in middle of season is ineligible for qualifying offer and exempt from draft-pick comp. List, however, gives him measure of control – if, say, he prefers #Braves to #Phillies.

And as far as the teams go, there is a no-trade list from MadBum that The Athletics Ken Rosenthal tweeted Saturday:

More context on Bumgarner: His contract allows him to reject trades to eight teams. The eight I reported are the ones he can block. He can still approve trades to those teams, but generally players want some form of compensation to waive their no-trade protection.

As Rosenthal notes, Bumgarner would probably approve a trade that sends him to a contender if it comes to that. This simply gives him a measure of control if he ends up having multiple options.

Bumgarner has said hed like to remain with the Giants. Thats where hes spent his entire 11-year career and embraced the roller-coaster ride hes been on while sporting the orange and black.

“I have too much respect for this organization to talk about contractual stuff publicly,” he told NBC Sports Bay Area in March.

Bumgarner chose teams strategically; list comprised solely of contenders that might want to acquire him from #SFGiants, not teams he wants to avoid.

This list indicates MadBum doesnt want to be traded, and the no-trade clause gives him some leverage and control over where he could end up — or where he could stay.

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