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San Francisco Giants Offseason: AtF Staff Roundtable Discussion

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Oct 10, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) pitches against the Chicago Cubs in the fifth inning in game three of the 2016 NLDS playoff baseball series at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

(Michael Saltzman)  The money people are saying he could command is anywhere from $200-$300 million. The Giants may be giving that to Bumgarner soon. I don’t think it’ll happen.

(Chris Estrada)  The Giants should and will pass on him. Biggest priority is closer. With a solid rotation filled with Bumgarner, Cueto, Moore and Samardzja there is no need to spend $100 million on a starter. Give that money to a closer instead.

(Taylor Corbin)  Otani has already spurred talks of 200 and 300 million contracts on MLB Network, but don’t expect him to post until next year when posting fees potentially increase after December.  He’s young, but for that price it’s a huge gamble. 

(Daniel Sperry)  I’ve seen so much stuff from Giants fans wondering about Otani and whether or not the Giants should go after him if he gets posted. Here is the simple thing with it, Do you want Otani or do you want Bumgarner? You don’t get both. Bumgarner will likely command near that type of deal. Plain and simple. If you say yes to Otani, say goodbye to Bumgarner after 2017. That’s just the reality. 

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