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April Fool’s Day News: Giants Trade Bumgarner

Sep 29, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) pitches the ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 29, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) pitches the ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
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In a stunning trade, the San Francisco Giants make a move to ship off prized ace, Madison Bumgarner.

What a way to start the Friday before Opening Day.

Despite all the efforts of the Giants trying to improve their lineup this past offseason, the Giants have made the decision to part ways with the prodigal ace, Madison Bumgarner.

Around the Foghorn has learned that the Giants will be sending Madison Bumgarner and a second round pick in the 2016 draft to the nationals in exchange for Bryce Harper and a yet to be named minor league player.

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This deal comes as a shock to fans from both Washington and San Francisco, as both teams parted ways with their team’s star players. However, San Francisco GM Bobby Evans seemed ecstatic about the move:

“Though it’s difficult to trade a player of Madison’s quality, we felt that we had a chance to permanently solidify our outfield over the next decade with Harper roaming the outfield. He is a cornerstone player that you build a franchise around and we couldn’t afford to pass this opportunity up.”

Bumgarner will step in and compete with Max Scherzer as the ace for the Nationals. This trade without a doubt solidifies the Nationals starting rotation as the best in baseball.

Madison himself gave a statement regarding the trade just minutes ago, “Can I take my horses with me? *Snot rockets*”

It’s obvious to see Bumgarner’s excitement.

It’s a bold move from the Giants, and one that could cause a shift in the National League. Will it work? Who’s to say? But initial analysis confirms one thing;

It’s April Fool’s Day!

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Happy April Fool’s Day from your friends from Around the Foghorn, have a happy Friday and Go Giants!

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