June 15, 2021

Dodgers Expected To Pursue Madison Bumgarner (MLB Trade Rumors)

After missing on top pitching target Gerrit Cole, the Dodgers will pursue southpaw Madison Bumgarner, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter). Whether or not a deal gets done, this represents quite the turn of events for the long-time Giants ace.

MadBum is permanently etched into the history of the San Francisco organization after helping lead the team to three World Series titles — including one in which he more or less personally willed the club to victory. The intra-state rivalry is intense no matter the participants, but Bumgarner was more than your average player in the frequent frays between the teams.

The news is also interesting because of what it says about the Dodgers’ intentions this winter. The club isn’t exactly desperate for rotation pieces but obviously feels it’s an area to add. President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman is said to be looking at about a dozen key targets, as Pedro Moura of The Athletic reported today (subscription link). It…

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