It's called the Competitive Balance Tax, and it's in essence a hard cap
The Giants remain one of the oldest teams in baseball, but their build-as-you-go philosophy has them once again poised to contend in 2017, according to Scott White.
There's what Madison Bumgarner is actually making, what he's actually worth and how much he might make in his next contract. Spoiler alert: These three things are all very different. What's certain is that the San Francisco Giants have gotten a lot more than they bargained for when they extended Bumgarner in April 2012. Show More Summary
A World Series is never won by one man alone, unless of course you're talking about the 2014 World Series and Madison Bumgarner. But that exception aside, it's a team effort to fight through the regular season and the playoffs and ultimately come on out on top, so focusing on one person when all is said and done is missing the forest for the trees. Show More Summary
The Cleveland Indians don't need Corey Kluber to be anyone other than himself. He's one of MLB's top-shelf arms, after all—a Cy Young Award winner in 2014, an All-Star in 2016 and a stud throughout this postseason. He'll take the ball...Show More Summary
Madison Bumgarner has a team-friendly contract that features two team options for 2018 and 2019, but that's not stopping the San Francisco Giants from getting an early start on extension talks with their ace. Continue for updates. Giants Want to Talk Extension Thursday, Oct. Show More Summary
So much was made about how the Cubs had to overcome San Francisco superhero Madison Bumgarner in the NLDS. Which wasn't really true considering there would be potentially four games in which he did not start that Chicago could win, but whatever. Bumgarner was merely ordinary in Game 3 on Monday,...
On a Monday night when Madison Bumgarner was mortal, the San Francisco Giants found a way to stay alive. Sure, they're down 2-1 in the best-of-five National League Division Series to the young, potent Chicago Cubs. They'll face another elimination game on Tuesday. Show More Summary
It’s usually Madison Bumgarner who’s ruining other pitchers, not the other way around. Jake Arrieta took issue with that. Say, friends, have you heard about Madison Bumgarner in the postseason? Oh, well, pull up a chair, pull up a chair. Show More Summary
Madison Bumgarner's 24-inning postseason scoreless streak ended in startling fashion Monday night when Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta hit a three-run homer off the San Francisco Giants ace.
If failure is success in Silicon Valley, then Madison Bumgarner is a champion tonight. The Giants ace, last seen choking the life out of the Mets, is laying an egg in an must-win against the Cubs. He came into the game with a streakShow More Summary
Being in a postseason deficit has been common for the San Francisco Giants over the six-year run that has seem them improbably capture three World Series titles in the past three “even” years. As the team faces yet another seeminglyShow More Summary
Madison Bumgarner carries a 23-inning postseason scoreless streak into Game 3. The San Francisco Giants made it into the postseason thanks to a strong push in the final week at home. Now down 0-2 in the best-of-five National League Division...Show More Summary
Joe Maddon grew up rooting for the Cardinals, watching Bob Gibson dominate the postseason the way few pitchers ever had — or have since.
Madison Bumgarner, the 2014 World Series MVP, has thrown 23 straight scoreless innings in the post-season.
With the Giants already down 1-0 in the NLDS, Jeff Samardzija was rightly yanked after just two innings tonight, having give up four runs on six hits. Read more...
In a week that’s offered plenty in the way of high-quality postseason pitching—Corey Kluber’s virtuoso performance yesterday afternoon, Noah Syndergaard and Madison Bumgarner’s wild card duel—Johnny Cueto put up perhaps the best line of them all last night. Read more...
The National League Division Series field is set after the San Francisco Giants knocked off the New York Mets in the Wild Card Game, setting up the Giants for an NLDS meeting with the Chicago Cubs. Madison Bumgarner put the Giants on...Show More Summary
Following a tight Wild Card Game, the 2016 National League Division Series is set to kick off Friday with a doubleheader featuring a quartet of legitimate aces. San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner continued his otherworldly postseasonShow More Summary
In case you angrily turned off your TV after T.J. Rivera lined out to center Wednesday night, you missed an interview for the ages.