Giants extend Bumgarner
The San Francisco Giants are full of great young pitching, which is all well and good. It’s one of the best situations you can be in, until it’s time to pay them. They just recently doled out a huge contract to Matt Cain, and now it’s Madison Bumgarner’s turn.
According to SFX, they extended Bumgarner with a five-year, $35 million contract.
“Congratulations to Madison Bumgarner on his 5-year $35 million extension with the Giants!,” SFX tweets.
This is the biggest contract ever given to someone with just one-plus year of service. And it will get bumped to $40 million if he qualifies for Super Two status. This new extension also has options for 2018 and 2019 and even gives him a limited no-trade clause. He can name eight teams annually that he can’t be traded to.
The 22-year old had a 3.21 ERA last season and looks to be a stud in the making.