Giants' elephant in the room: Must Madison Bumgarner go to spark rebuild?

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Giants' elephant in the room: Must Madison Bumgarner go to spark rebuild?
Giants' elephant in the room: Must Madison Bumgarner go to spark rebuild?

For Evans and Sabean to convince CEO Larry Baer to sign off on a Bumgarner trade, the Giants would likely need to receive an overwhelming package of players in an offer. Parting with Bumgarner would be perceived as a betrayal by a substantial portion of the Giants fan base, and the club would need to have a realistic plan to communicate to fans that shows how such a trade better positions San Francisco for the future. As the Giants prepare for the arrival of their No. 2 overall draft choice Joey Bart, the franchise could usher in the future with a new wave of players and a revitalized farm system. A trade of Bumgarner could also inspire other bold decisions like moving Brandon Belt and Joe Panik,

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