MLB trade rumors: Giants' Madison Bumgarner, Will Smith to Phillies this summer?

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MLB trade rumors: Giants' Madison Bumgarner, Will Smith to Phillies this summer?
MLB trade rumors: Giants' Madison Bumgarner, Will Smith to Phillies this summer?

Two birds, one stone. For the Phillies, it's not hard to look ahead and project what could be needed in order for a contending team to take off down the stretch of the season: Pitching help. It could be a starting pitching option, especially from the left side. It could be another reliever for manager Gabe Kapler's bullpen. But it's a decent bet to project the Phillies needing both a starter and a reliever by the time July 31 rolls around. San Francisco Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner (32 IP, 3.66 ERA) is an obvious trade candidate due to his expiring contract and status on a rebuilding team. Recently, Fox Sports insider Ken Rosenthal named Bumgarner among a slew of left-handed starters the Phillies

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