Hardball Talk "Actually, three baseball players finished one, two and three in the AP’s voting for “Male Athlete of the Year.” The vote, cast by U.S. editors and news directors, went like this: 1. Madison Bumgarner; 2. Clayton Kershaw; and 3. Derek Jeter." December 30
SI.com "San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner had a performance for the ages in the 2014 postseason, earning him this year's SI Sportsman of the Year Award. The 25-year-old lefthander threw a record 52 2/3 innings in the playoffs and gave up just six earned runs for an absurd 1.03 ERA. He..." December 08
Yahoo! Sports "Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants got everything a baseball player could want this past October. • Bumgarner's team won the World Series • Bumgarner was on the field for the final out against the Kansas City Royals • Bumgarner was named MVP of the Series • Bumgarner drank..." November 03
USA Today "Here's what you get when you're the MVP of the World Series, besides a free Chevy truck: your own pair of underwear. Sort of. Jockey has quickly made 2,000 pairs of limited-edition "Mad Bum" underwear to commemorate the third World Series championship won by Madison Bumgarner, the San..." November 01
San Francisco Chronicle "One hundred times they won for each other. They won 100 games for a manager who would just as soon bang his big head against a wall than publicly doubt them. They won 100 for a city that loves them and has come to expect the joy they have brought in this championship era. As fate would have..." October 30
Bumgarner named MVP. Sorry for another Captain Obvious tweet. Thought you'd want to know.
Bumgarner has pitched 48 2/3 innings in this postseason, an MLB record. Curt Schilling had 47.2 IP for Arizona in 2001.
CBSSports.com "Two days after throwing a shutout in Game 5 of the World Series, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is going to make himself available out of the bullpen for Game 6, telling reporters he's hoping to watch at least "some" of the game from the bullpen. That's the headline. The subheading is that it..." October 28
Hardball Talk "After the Giants secured a trip to the World Series with a dramatic 6-3 win over the Cardinals this evening, left-hander Madison Bumgarner was named as the NLCS MVP. Bumgarner tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a victory in Game 1 and allowed three runs over eight innings in Game 5 tonight. He..." October 17
Bochy also made it clear he won't pitch Bumgarner in Sunday's finale even if it means winning home field for wildcard game.
#SFGiants rotation order: Bumgarner in opening day.
Breaking: Zito to start tomorrow for #sfgiants Bumgarner will rest for remainder of season.
San Francisco Chronicle "In a year of downs Madison Bumgarner has been one of the few constant ups. Now he is on the brink of a historic feat. Bumgarner struck out 10 in Thursday's 2-1 victory against the Mets to establish a career high of 199. He has one remaining start to reach 200 for the first time in the majors..." September 19
CSN Bay Area "Madison Bumgarner is putting together a front-to-back solid season for the first time in his career. Ask any scout who’s seen him a few times and they’ll tell you how he’s doing it. The cutter. The pitch has become a prime weapon for the Giants’ 24-year-old left-hander. It leads to ground..." September 15
San Francisco Chronicle "Sergio Romo said that as far back as spring training Kensuke Tanaka was a "lovable character." Tanaka showed his whimsy in his interview after sparking Thursday night's 4-2 victory against the Padres. When Tanaka heard his first question in English, he turned not to translator Taira Uematsu..." July 12
San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Lincecum has quite an act to follow in his first start Wednesday night. Matt Cain pitched six shutout innings in the season opener in the Giants' loss to Clayton Kershaw. Then the Giants got their first win when Madison Bumgarner nearly out-Kershawed the Dodgers. Two games into the season,..." April 03
CSN Bay Area "Madison Bumgarner threw 27 pitches in the first inning and gave his catcher Buster Posey no chance on two stolen base attempts in the second that led to a Cleveland Indians run. That led Bruce Bochy to cut Bumgarner’s outing short and call on his son Brett Bochy to start the third. Despite the..." March 06
San Francisco Chronicle "Madison Bumgarner had another start Tuesday in which he threw a lot of pitches, faced a lot of hitters and did not get into the third inning. He held the Indians to one run in two innings but faced 10 batters and allowed three hits and a walk. Bumgarner has faced 29 hitters in the Cactus League..." March 06
San Francisco Chronicle "Madison Bumgarner, who debuted with two shutout innings in a 9-9 tie against the White Sox on Monday, is not twisting as far back in his delivery as he did last year. He did not realize how exaggerated it was. "Gradually, it was more and more," he said. "Before I knew it, I was spinning around..." February 26