In case you missed it, yours truly updated the scalding hot stove earlier today. Naturally, we have another big move already, a mere three hours later. So it goes.
Madison Bumgarner will get $85 million over five years from the Diamondbacks, a source confirms to ESPN. Arizona was Bumgarner’s top choice, and when the Diamondbacks went to five years, a deal got done. @Ken_Rosenthal had the financials.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 15, 2019
Bumgarner was the 43rd starter (pick 131) drafted on average in early Pitcher List mocks, right after Robbie Ray and Jesus Luzardo. His ADP data likely won’t change too much after this move, though he is arguably entering a better team context—so perhaps you’ll get a bit more chances at the elusive win in 2020 if you roster him. It’s sounds strange but it’s true: MadBum is still only 30 years old, so perhaps the Diamondbacks will come out on the good side of this one.
Lastly, low-key the best part of all this is...
Madison Bumgarner loves hitting at Chase Field. Loves it. Every time Giants would go there he would take aim at the Friday’s restaurant at the top of seats in left field, hit it a few times. He’ll enjoy BP the next five years.— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) December 15, 2019
We still get to see MadBum swinging the bat...and he gets a bit of a park upgrade!