After the news broke that Gerrit Cole signed with the Yankees for a 9 year deal worth $324 Million, Ken Rosenthal tweeted out some salt for the wounded amongst Dodgers Nation:
#Dodgers will now shift their focus to free-agent left-hander Madison Bumgarner, sources tell The Athletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2019
The 30-year-old former rival from San Francisco has reportedly been looking for a nine figure contract of his own and there have been rumors that teams like the Braves and Cardinals have been some of the suitors. We all know Rosenthal is as credible as they come and this information all makes sense since the Dodgers are down two starting pitchers after this past season.
Hyun-Jin Ryu is 33 years old and is a Scott Boras agent looking for a ton of money. The Angels need someone of his caliber on their staff and have a history of over-paying. Moreover, Anaheim took some steps to clear payroll on Tuesday in an attempt to become serious players on the free agent market.
This is where Bumgarner to LA starts to make sense.
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This looks to be a pretty polarizing situation for Dodger Fans to consider:
With Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg off the table, do you want the Dodgers to sign Madison Bumgarner?
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) December 11, 2019
Over the weekend our Wyatt Asher asked the question “what would happen if LA signed MadBum?” The hypothetical now enters the window of possibility.
What’s your take on the Dodgers shift in focus?