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San Francisco Giants: Madison Bumgarner and the franchise record books

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the New York Mets during their game at Citi Field on August 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the New York Mets during their game at Citi Field on August 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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As his time with the San Francisco Giants winds down, let’s take a look at how Madison Bumgarner stacks up in the franchise record books.

One day soon, Madison Bumgarner is going to be traded and his time with the San Francisco Giants will come to a close.

The 29-year-old has spent his entire pro career with the Giants, dating back to when he was taken No. 10 overall in the 2007 draft and then made his MLB debut as a precocious 20-year-old in 2009.

As a result, he has left quite an impression on the franchise record books.

Assuming he makes at least a few more starts in the orange and black, he still has a chance to improve his standing.

For now, let’s take a look at where he ranks in several major statistical categories, and how much room he has to climb—if any—in his final few starts with the team.

WAR: 30.3, 10th

For reference, we’re going with the WAR totals from Baseball Reference here. The No.  9 spot is within reach, with Johnny Antonelli slotted there with 30.8 WAR. It will take 32.6 WAR to move into eighth place, so his ceiling would seem to be the No. 9 spot.

Wins: 114, 16th

Wins have been hard to come by for the San Francisco Giants starting rotation this season, as the starting staff has tallied just 18 total victories. Bumgarner is tied for the team lead with four. That said, his next win would pull him into a tie with Dummy Taylor for 15th and two more wins would tie him with Jouett Meekin for 14th.

ERA: 3.10, 27th

Hall of Famers Carl Hubbell and Hoyt Wilhelm are tied for 25th with a 2.98 ERA, so Bumgarner is more or less staked to 27th on the list. If he moves anywhere, it will be backward. Johnny Antonelli and Sal Maglie are tied for 28th with a 3.13 ERA.

WHIP: 1.115, 5th

The gap to Tim Keefe (1.101) for fourth on this list is probably insurmountable. However, this is another case where Bumgarner could move backward. The sixth spot belongs to Joe McGinnity (1.116) by the smallest of margins.

Strikeouts: 1,695, 5th

Bumgarner moved ahead of Matt Cain (1,694) in his most recent start, and he has a chance to pass another former teammate in Tim Lincecum (1,704) to move into fourth place in his next start. Amos Rusie (1,835) is comfortably in the No. 3 spot, so fourth is as high as Bumgarner can climb.

Innings Pitched: 1,741.0, 18th

With a nine-inning complete game next time out, Bumgarner would move into a tie with Jouett Meekin on this list. It would take 59.2 more innings for him to climb to 16th and pass Jim Barr.

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So there you have it, a quick rundown of where San Francisco Giants trade candidate Madison Bumgarner currently falls in the franchise record books, and where he has a chance to climb further before his time with the team comes to an end.

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