Madison Bumgarner puts Yankees on no-trade list in clever move

Madison Bumgarner puts Yankees on no-trade list in clever move

It's a smart negotiation tactic, because all the teams on his list would fight to be first in line to start trade talks with San Francisco.

Adding Bumgarner would give Philadelphia not only a veteran lefty in the starting rotation, but a three-time World Series victor with tremendous postseason success.

The longtime ace is a free agent at the end of the season, and with the Giants trudging along at six games below.500 in last place in the NL West standings, it only makes sense that they would try to turn a valuable veteran set to walk into prospects. By doing this, Bumgarner would need to approve a trade to one of these clubs, thus giving him leverage as to where he could land if a deal were made. However, he has eight teams on his no-trade clause. MLB Network's Ken Rosenthal points out that this might actually be a nothing more than a strategic way to get the most he can from any team on his list. The no-trade list is an additional obstacle Boston will have to deal with if things get to that point. Whether it is securing more money or blocking trade altogether the Braves would have to sell their postseason chances and facilities to Bumgarner as much as they would their trade package to the Giants. If a team signs a free agent who rejected a qualifying offer, it has to forfeit one or more Major League Baseball draft picks, which can sometimes hurt a free agent's value. Join the Chowder And Champions team!

If the Giants work out a trade deal with any of these eight teams, Bumgarner can now decide if it is a contender he wants to play for.

There's still a lot of time between now and the July 31st trade deadline, and Bumgarner's status figures to be an ongoing story throughout the trade season.



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