Madison Bumgarner RUMORS & NEWS

  • Madison Bumgarner, Jason Heyward don't fight after misunderstanding

    CBS Sports "Let's just say that spring training is more than long enough. That seems like the only explanation for this one: In putting together the puzzle from multiple replays and what several parties told reporters after the game, here is what appeared to happen: Dexter Fowler was on second base..." March 25

  • Giants’ Bumgarner: Body feels fine, delivery does not

    San Francisco Chronicle "Madison Bumgarner called it a plus that his foot and rib cage felt better than he had predicted when he threw 60 pitches Saturday after missing a start. The minus? “My delivery was terrible,” he said after allowing five runs over 22/3 innings in Saturday’s 9-1 loss to the A’s. “It’s not..." March 20

  • Bumgarner expects to make next spring start "Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is being as patient as he can be with left foot and rib-cage issues that scratched him from his last spring start, but he's hopeful he's on track to get back on the mound for his next scheduled start Saturday. Bumgarner threw on the side Wednesday and was slated for..." March 18

  • Giants’ Bumgarner to miss one or two starts with two ailments

    San Francisco Chronicle "Giants ace Madison Bumgarner will miss up to two starts with a pair of injuries that he says are minor. He has neuroma between the third and fourth joints in his left foot, which causes intermittent and considerable pain, and pain in his right ribcage just below the chest. Bumgarner got a..." March 13

  • Bumgarner knows massive contract will come 'in due time'

    CSN Bay Area "There was never any question, even after an offseason spending spree, that Madison Bumgarner would take the ball on Opening Day. At some point, the Giants will be faced with a similar no-brainer regarding their ace's contract. Bumgarner is the leader of the staff, but in an odd twist, he is now..." February 17

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy said Bumgarner will start opening day but you knew that already.

  • Top hitters honored with Silver Slugger Awards "The best hitters in the American League and the National League were commemorated for their 2015 campaigns on Thursday, as the Silver Slugger Awards were announced during an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Awards, presented by Louisville Slugger, are handed out annually to..." November 13

  • Curt Schilling warns Madison Bumgarner, Jake Peavy about consequences of dipping

    Sporting News "Curt Schilling, one of the premier pitchers of his generation, will go down in baseball lore as the guy who ignored a bloody ankle injury to pitch the Red Sox to victory in Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS. In the past year, Schilling has dealt with another bloody situation — a bleeding mouth, the..." August 06

  • Bumgarner powers Giants over A's 2-1 with bat, arm

    CSN Bay Area "Once again, Madison Bumgarner practically put on a one-man show. Bumgarner gave up one run over seven innings and scored one himself, crushing a solo homer that was the first run in a 2-1 Giants win. The Giants have taken the first two games of this series and 10 of their last 11. Bumgarner..." July 25

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Sanchez on facing Bumgarner. "Unbelievable. I got lucky that we're on the same team."

  • Madison Bumgarner is the Associated Press’ Male Athlete of the Year

    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

  • 2014 SI Sportsman of the Year: Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner

    SI "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

  • Madison Bumgarner denied chance to ride horse in Giants' World Series parade

    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

  • Madison 'Mad Bum' Bumgarner shall now have his own line of underwear

    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

  • Madison Bumgarner amazing as Giants win World Series

    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

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Bumgarner named MVP. Sorry for another Captain Obvious tweet. Thought you'd want to know.

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    Bumgarner has pitched 48 2/3 innings in this postseason, an MLB record. Curt Schilling had 47.2 IP for Arizona in 2001.

  • Madison Bumgarner available out of bullpen for Game 6

    CBS Sports "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

  • Madison Bumgarner named NLCS MVP

    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

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Bochy also made it clear he won't pitch Bumgarner in Sunday's finale even if it means winning home field for wildcard game.

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    #SFGiants rotation order: Bumgarner in opening day.

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    John Shea @JohnSheaHey

    Breaking: Zito to start tomorrow for #sfgiants Bumgarner will rest for remainder of season.

  • Bumgarner leads Giants past Mets 2-1

    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

  • Bumgarner learned his lethal cutter from an unlikely source

    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

  • Bumgarner, Giants beat Padres 4-2

    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

  • Bumgarner, Giants shut down Dodgers, 3-0

    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

  • Bumgarner's command issues remain

    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

  • Bumgarner still rounding into shape

    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

  • Madison Bumgarner alters delivery

    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