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San Francisco Giants: Potential landing spots for Madison Bumgarner

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 28: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park on August 28, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 28: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park on August 28, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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FORT MYERS, FL – FEBRUARY 25: Alex Kirilloff #76 of the Minnesota Twins bats during the Spring Training game against the Baltimore Orioles at Hammond Field on February 25, 2019 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
FORT MYERS, FL – FEBRUARY 25: Alex Kirilloff #76 of the Minnesota Twins bats during the Spring Training game against the Baltimore Orioles at Hammond Field on February 25, 2019 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images) /

Minnesota Twins

The Twins have the No. 8 farm system in baseball, according to MLB.com.

They also have a ton of homegrown talent at the MLB level, and the young offensive core led by Eddie Rosario has the team ranked third in the majors with 50 home runs on the season and third in the AL with a .262 team batting average.

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The AL Central title could be theirs to lose, provided the starting rotation falls into place behind ace Jose Berrios.

If the Twins are serious about contending in 2019, they need to address their rotation.

If the Giants get a call from them about Bumgarner, they should immediately ask for outfielder Alex Kirilloff. He is rated as the No. 8 prospect in baseball and it could be debated that he is the best hitter in the minors. The 21-year-old bats left-handed, which is less-than-ideal at Oracle Park, but he has the raw power to make that a moot point.

If Bumgarner can legitimately return to ace form, Kirilloff might be within reach.

Milwaukee Brewers

In 2018, the Brewers were one win shy of their first World Series appearance since 1982.

With reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich looking like a leading candidate to win the award once again, the Brewers could be looking at another deep run of October baseball.

Control artist Zach Davies has dominated the mound with a 1.38 ERA over six starts, but the rest of the starting staff has been an issue, and the rotation as a whole has a 5.35 ERA that ranks 24th in the majors.

If the Brewers decide to get involved, Keston Hiura should be the Giants top target.

The Brewers have a young core already at the big league level and may be willing to part with their future star for a shot at a ring. The 2017 first-round pick is the top second base prospect in baseball, and he’s close to MLB-ready.

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If the Giants do intend to put Bumgarner on the trading block, Zaidi won’t sell low. He will try his best to find a return that helps this team for years to come. How Bumgarner performs over the next few months will ultimately determine just how valuable he is in July.

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