San Francisco Giants Trade Proposal #2
To Twins: LHP Madison Bumgarner, RHP Nick Vincent
To Giants: RHP Brusdar Graterol, 2B Yunior Severino, C Ryan Jeffers
Barring an extreme overpay, Zaidi won’t be dealing Will Smith and Madison Bumgarner to the same team. Separating them out is the best way to extract maximum value for both.
In a scenario where Minnesota has zeroed in on Bumgarner, they could still use some relief help. Nick Vincent wouldn’t solve Minnesota’s most pressing bullpen questions, but he would give them another solid middle relief option.
Now for the Giants return.
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A package centered around Javier and Duran might still be enough to pry Bumgarner out of San Francisco. However, public pressure could force the Giants front office to push for more in return for their homegrown ace.
Would Minnesota consider parting with Brusdar Graterol if it means adding an arm that could push them over the top in October?
The 20-year-old has gotten off to an incredibly strong start at Double-A where he has posted a 1.89 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and a .188 opponents’ batting average with 46 strikeouts in 47.2 innings.
MLB.com wrote: “His stuff, command and strength all add to a big up arrow next to his name, with a future as a frontline starter a distinct possibility.”
Yunior Severino and Ryan Jeffers would round out this package.
Severino is a middle infielder with some upside, but he is blocked by several others in the Minnesota system and has been on the injured list since April. Buying low on him could pay dividends.
Jeffers was Minnesota’s second-round pick in last year’s draft and he would immediately become the second-best catching prospect in the Giants system behind No. 1 prospect Joey Bart.
That would be a steep price for the Twins to pay, but that could be what it costs for the Giants to finally pull the trigger on dealing Bumgarner.
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So there you have it, two potential deadline deals the Giants could pursue with the Twins as their trade partner. Stay tuned for the next edition of the San Francisco Giants sell-off series.