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San Francisco Giants: Ranking the team’s top trade candidates

Nick San Miguel
SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 8: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on April 8, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 8: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on April 8, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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San Francisco Giants Madison Bumgarner
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at AT&T Park on September 28, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) /

Grandaddy of Them All: SP Madison Bumgarner

Even though MadBum has looked shaky at times in 2019, there will still be a large contingent of teams interested in acquiring him.

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He has shown better form as of late, and he would be a huge get for a playoff team in need of an experienced ace. Plus, his playoff record speaks for itself.

There is no question that Bumgarner will draw the most interest and is the most appealing trade candidate that the team possesses.

The Giants are going to have to make a decision as to whether trading a fan favorite is worth alienating part of the fan base for whatever they can get in return.

Depending on how desperate or how cunning Farhan Zaidi is, the Giants could get a nice package in exchange for Bumgarner.

One would think they could get a solid prospect as well as decent big league talent, but a lot will depend on where the market is at and the depth of the farm system of the team involved.

As a fan who has seen Bumgarner’s greatness, it would break my heart to see him go.

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But if Zaidi decides it is best for the team in the long run to trade him, then we all must prepare ourselves for that possibility.

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