Star free agent starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has found a new home, signing a long-term deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks that will take him from one NL West franchise to another.
The durable, accomplished left-handed pitcher has reportedly agreed to a five-year contract worth $85 million with Arizona. After spending the first ten seasons of his career with San Francisco, Bumgarner didn’t go far to find his next home.
The Giants’ division rivals, the Diamondbacks, have secured one of the best deals of the offseason by inking their new accomplished starter. The money and number of years committed to Bumgarner are considered reasonable for a pitcher of his caliber.
Bumgarner is a four-time NL All Star and a three-time World Series champion with his former team. In addition, he is known for his acumen for playoff performance, owning the lowest ERA (0.25) by any starting pitcher in the World Series with more than 5 starts in the history of the sport.
The North Carolina native took a small step back in 2019, posting a 9-9 record with a 3.90 ERA that was well above his career mark of 3.13, reflecting the league’s inflated home run rate.
At the age of 30, however, Arizona is confident that their new ace has plenty of productive years left in the tank.