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SportGiants president says team isn't actively pursuing Bumgarner trade

00:30  13 january  2019
00:30  13 january  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Report: Brewers, Giants had 'substantive' talks about MadBum

Report: Brewers, Giants had 'substantive' talks about MadBum The Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants have reportedly had "substantive communications" about a trade that would send Madison Bumgarner to the Cream City, according to Jon Morosi of MLB.com. While a deal doesn't appear imminent, discussions have advanced to the point that Milwaukee is talking internally about what it's willing to give up, Morosi reported. In initial trade talks with the Brewers, the Giants indicated a young starting pitcher such as Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff, or Freddy Peralta would need to be part of a deal for Bumgarner, Morosi added.

In nearly three weeks as the Giants ' president of baseball operations, Farhan Zaidi has said very little publicly about his plans for ace Madison Bumgarner . Jon Paul Morosi joins Hot Stove to discuss the Madison Bumgarner trade rumors and the teams likely to attempt to acquire him.

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The San Francisco Giants' front office isn't engaged in active trade talks involving left-hander Madison Bumgarner, according to Farhan Zaidi, the team's president of baseball operations.

Zaidi joined the Murph and Mac show on KNBR 680 on Friday, and he addressed the Bumgarner rumors.

"Nobody is making any outgoing calls on Madison Bumgarner," Zaidi said, via the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Shulman. "If a team calls about any of our players, we're in a position where we have to listen."

Zaidi added that the team's goal is to be competitive in 2019, and he sees the four-time All-Star as a "central cog" in that effort. He also didn't dismiss a recent report from MLB Network's Jon Morosi connecting the Giants and Milwaukee Brewers for a potential Bumgarner swap.

Thunder pursuing backup big man?

Thunder pursuing backup big man? The Thunder, who are currently without center Nerlens Noel, are “actively pursuing” backup big men, Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports hears (Twitter link). As Smith notes, Oklahoma City is averse to taking on much – if any – money due to luxury tax concerns. Currently, the team’s tax bill projects to be easily the highest in the NBA. Still, the Thunder feel they need at least one more big man to their roster for the postseason, Smith adds. Noel has been a solid backup center for the Thunder this season behind Steven Adams, but took a scary fall during Tuesday’s loss to the Timberwolves and was diagnosed with a concussion.

Maybe the Giants will never trade Bumgarner to the Yankees, but another team is possible. The Giants could just as easily re-sign Bumgarner in 2020, or simply be in a strong position to sign a Harper or Machado and compete for a postseason spot in 2019 all because of moves made in 2018.

Brewers, Giants Have Reportedly Discussed Madison Bumgarner Trade . All that being said , it’s plenty notable that the Brewers seem to have serious, ongoing interest in Bumgarner . First-year Giants President of Baseball Ops Farhan Zaidi isn ’ t feeling the pressure of the offseason quite yet

However, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Brewers aren't currently talking to the Giants about a trade.

The 29-year-old ace only logged 129 2/3 innings in 2018 after a bone broke in his pitching hand when a line drive hit him during a spring training game. He still finished the season with a 3.26 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 109 strikeouts.

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