SCOTTSDALE, Ariz – At the beginning of the offseason, some questions Madison Bumgarner still wear a Giants uniform once the Spring Training is surrounded.
During his opening press conference at Oracle Park in November, the new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi did not allow the possibility of trading a franchise ace, sparking a winter trade rumors.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz – At the beginning of the offseason, some questions Madison Bumgarner still wear a Giants uniform once the Spring Training is around.
At his opening press conference at Oracle Park in November, the new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi
 Despite the specula Bumgarner reached the Scottsdale Stadium on Tuesday as pitchers of the Giants and scribes reported for Spring Training. He still strives to be a starter at the opening day club, though his future in San Francisco remains dark as he prepares to enter his last season before the free agency.
"It's clear, where I'm coming, and I'm a lot here," says Bumgarner. "There are a lot of good times and a few bad times, but obviously I want to stay here If it happens or not, I do not know Some parts are in my control, some parts are not Right now, I'm only focusing on starting this year and started returning to the postseason. "
Bumgarner, Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval the remaining members of the roster with three World Series rings, and Bumgarner for more. Like many of his teammates, Bumgarner expressed a confusion about the pursuit of the Giants of Bryce Harper which he said would be a "great addition" to the club.
But 29- The hander also believes the Giants have enough talent to be competitive in 2019.
"My plan has won this year," says Bumgarner. "I think everyone in this clubhouse plan.What names you see or do not see, I've been part of the teams that won when we were not supposed to or should not. There are many other teams You say Harper, it's clear that any team will make it clear But that does not mean we can not do it without him I think we've got guys, think that it's all a mentality. "
However , visual trade is unlikely to be reduced in time, especially if the Giants found themselves out of the dispute of the Deadline of Trade. Bumgarner's threatening free agency and pedigree will make him one of Giants's most desirable assets, which may spur the front office to trade him for a package of prospects. His teammates aim to avoid this outcome.
"We look forward to being in a position where the Deadline of Trade has arrived where it is absolutely meaningless for him to be anywhere," says Posey.
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