MLB News: Long-Time Dodger Nemesis Madison Bumgarner Has Been DFA’d By the Dbacks
In stunning news out of Arizona, the Diamondbacks have designated Madison Bumgarner for assignment. The former Giant and long-time Dodgers nemesis had one more season and $34 million left on the five year deal he inked with Arizona ahead of the 2020 season.
Things have been a nightmare for MadBum since he left San Francisco. In three-plus seasons with the Dbacks, the left-hander has a 13-12 record with a 5.23 ERA — including a 10.26 ERA this season — in 69 not-so-nice starts.
After he clears waivers, he’ll be released and free to sign with any club for the prorated major league minimum.
Back in the 2019-2020 offseason, rumors linked Bumgarner to the Dodgers. He was coming off a season where he made 34 starts and posted a 3.90 ERA but in the years before that had been dominant for the Giants. When he becomes a free agent again in a few days, let’s hope the Dodgers don’t explore signing the grumpy old Bum as another reclamation project.
They don’t need another Danny Duffy or Cole Hamels type on the roster… although Madison would probably actually throw a pitch for LA.
The Dodgers could revive Mad Bum’s career and hurt the D-Backs and bury the Giants!
I would take a chance on a proven veteran pitcher with a winning tradition. He could add some fire to the Dodgers, that they need. He also has a proven post season track record. There isn’t much downside to signing him for league minimum unless he is hurt.