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Giants, Bumgarner not talking extension yet

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner said Monday that club management has not begun talks regarding a contract extension that likely would make him the highest-paid player in franchise history.
6 days ago

Top 10 starting pitchers in baseball heading into spring training

Without a doubt, pulling apart the ten best arms in the game at any point is a tough-to-nearly-impossible task. However, in today’s game, with a firmly established group of top arms between the ages of 27-33, it is a specifically tough group to crack. It could be argued that even cracking the top 20 is a feat, as even last year’s American League Cy Young winner is the third best...
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Giants want to talk extension with Madison Bumgarner

The San Francisco may have fallen short of winning their fourth World Series in seven years, but it had absolutely nothing to do with ace pitcher Madison Bumgarner. The electrifying left-handed starter finished the 2016 campaign with a 15-9 record, 3.24 ERA and 1.024 WHIP in 34 starts. He then went on to give up just three earned runs in 14 postseason innings. The 2014 playoff...
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October 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner and the Crazy Path to Cooperstown

Last night, during Madison Bumgarner‘s latest playoff masterpiece, someone asked me in our live blog whether Bumgarner’s postseason heroics have already been great enough to get him into the conversation about potential Hall of Fame pitchers, even though he’s obviously far short on regular season totals. And there’s no question that Bumgarner’s playoff numbers are staggering...
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October 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner, Yoenis Cespedes, and Two Extremes

Johnny Cueto may have had the better 2016 regular season, but when the calendar flips to October, Madison Bumgarner becomes the unquestioned ace of the San Francisco Giants — their most important player. The postseason legend of Bumgarner grew last night, thanks to a complete game shutout in a 3-0 victory against the New York Mets at Citi Field in the National League’s Wild Card...
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October 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner had great reaction to Conor Gillaspie HR

San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner has an uncanny ability to keep his composure even under the most chaotic conditions, so his reaction to Conor Gillaspie’s home run on Wednesday night really comes as no surprise. Gillaspie’s three-run bomb off of New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia in the ninth inning was more than enough run support for Bumgarner to send his team to...
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October 06, 2016  |  Discuss

How Did Madison Bumgarner Fix His Curve?

The thing about the curveball is getting batters to swing. Once you get the batter to swing at your curveball, it has the same whiff rates, basically, as a changeup or a slider, especially once you correct for the fact that the curve is the slowest pitch type, meaning batters have an easier time making contact with it. But the swing rate against the curve? Easily the lowest in the...
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October 05, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Is Madison Bumgarner a bully?

Once again Madison Bumgarner has found a reason to flip his lid as his recent dustup with Yasiel Puig started up due to Puig's "looking" at Bumgarner. Does Bumgarner benefit from a double standard, or does the Giants pitcher just have a tendency to be a jerk who gets into skirmishes all the time? Bonta Hill and Eddie Maisonet explore the possibilities of MadBum being a bully.
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September 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Puig signs 'Don't look at me' shirt, sends it to Bumgarner

It started with a simple play at first base. Now the Yasiel Puig-Madison Bumgarner fight has turned into a gift-giving situation. In about 24 hours, a bench-clearing brawl started by Puig and Bumgarner has resulted in a walk-off win for Puig and the Los Angeles Dodgers, a set of t-shirts being made, and Puig sending Bumgarner one of those shirts in an attempt to make a joke out...
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September 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Time to erase the unwritten rules of baseball

New York City’s beauty is undeniable, and a lot of it draws from its mixture of old architecture and modern buildings. Sometimes those two worlds collide, and the brick of the old falls to the need for the sleek design of the new. In 2009, the Bronx was no exception. Sport fan or not, anyone visiting New York City needs to visit New Yankee Stadium. Not only does it serve...
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September 20, 2016  |  Discuss

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