We’ve already touched on the possibility of Bumgarner-to-Philadelphia trade on this site in an article from Nick San Miguel.
It was a busy offseason for the Phillies, who added Bryce Harper, Andrew McCutchen and David Robertson in free agency, while also swinging deals to acquire J.T. Realmuto and Jean Segura via trade.
With a clear need for a left-hander in an all-righty rotation, Bumgarner could be the team’s top target this summer, and adding him to the starting staff could make them one of the favorites to win it all.
The Phillies system is a bit thin and many of their top prospects are pitchers, while the position-player talent they do have is mainly left-handed hitters. That includes former first-round picks Mickey Moniak and Adam Haseley.
With that in mind, maybe the Phillies would turn their attention to finding a long-term replacement for Bumgarner in the starting rotation.
Adonis Medina is the No. 2 prospect in the Phillies system and the No. 73 prospect on MLB.com’s top 100 list, and he’s currently pitching at the Double-A level.
He has the stuff to be a frontline starter at the next level if he can continue to develop as hoped.