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Giants: Potential landing spots for Madison Bumgarner

Nick San Miguel
Former Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Former Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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Braves starter Mike Soroka. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Braves starter Mike Soroka. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Madison Bumgarner landing spot: Atlanta Braves

After back-to-back division titles, the Atlanta Braves are looking to get over the hump in 2020. By signing a premier starter like Cole Hamels and the best closer on the market in Will Smith, it is obvious that they are serious about title contention.

So why not go all-in by signing Bumgarner?

With a relatively young rotation, fronted by breakout rookie Mike Soroka, the addition of Hamels and Bumgarner would add much-needed experience to the staff. The two veteran lefties have a wealth of experience pitching in pressure-packed postseason games, so they would add a welcome edge to the rotation.

The main problem is cost.

They already have $18 million committed to Hamels, so it would be understandable if they did not want to cough up a similar paycheck to Bumgarner who is probably looking for a multi-year deal.

If Bumgarner’s main concern is contending, perhaps he would consider taking a little less than market value for the chance to make a run with the Braves.

They have a solid team and have made it clear they want to win now, so Atlanta could be an attractive landing spot.

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