Giants: How Gerrit Cole signing impacts Madison Bumgarner
Madison Bumgarner’s Potential Payday
Between Cole’s lucrative contract and Wheeler raking in close to $24 million per year with his deal, Bumgarner is going to get paid.
My guess is he will make north of $100 million total over the course of a five-year contract.
This will partly depend on whether Ryu or Bumgarner signs first, because one could set the price point for the other. But given how hungry teams are for starting pitching, and considering Bumgarner’s solid regular season and legendary postseason production, he will have no trouble commanding a ton of money.
I don’t think Bumgarner is solely focused on maximizing how much money he makes, though.
He played for years on a team-friendly deal and by all outward signs was perfectly content. Factors like geography and how close a team is to contending are probably much bigger factors in the grand scheme of things.
No matter what, Bumgarner is going to be a rich man once he inks his new deal.
While it is possible it could be with the Dodgers and extraordinarily unlikely it will be with the Giants, Bumgarner will be an asset to whatever team he suits up for in 2020.