San Francisco Giants fans won’t want to hear this, but Madison Bumgarner and the Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly have mutual interest.
This latest news comes by way of NBC Sports Bay Area’s Alec Pavolovic, who notes Bumgarner’s representatives met with the Dodgers during the MLB Winter Meetings.
The four-time All-Star lefty has been with the Giants since the start of his career, which began a decade ago. Since the 2009 season, Bumgarner has started 286 games for the Giants, going 119-92. He’s also become one of the most recognizable players on the team’s roster — when you think Giants, you think Bumgarner.
He also has done more than his share to continue the bitter rivalry between the Dodgers and Giants.
So, it would needless to say be kind of weird if Bumgarner did, in fact, sign a free agency deal with the Dodgers. Then again, perhaps he sees a potential move as the best chance he has of ending his career on a high note with another World Series title after winning three in San Francisco.
It’s worth mentioning that the Dodgers have reportedly been hot to trot for Bumgarner. Now, apparently, he’s feeling the Southern California vibes.