I was away from my computer for a few hours and the Giants go and make a big splash signing Madison Bumgarner to a big extension that buys out his arbitration years plus one free agent year with options covering two more.
The guaranteed money looks like it is $35 million (he is likely going to just miss being a super two which would kick it up to $40 million) but I haven't seen anything on what the salary is for the option years is. I will hold off on doing an in depth analysis for when the full details are available.
Regardless this is a pretty big change for the Giants who had been comfortable going year to year with their cost controlled players. If Bumgarner continues to improve like he has shown this could be a huge bargain for the team down the road. In addition it sets up Bumgarner for a while which must be comforting seeing as teammate Brian Wilson's career took a hit with his elbow needing season ending surgery.
All in all this looks good for both sides...