DavidGreen
Posted by DavidGreen
Dec 19, 2019

Introduction

The Arizona Diamondbacks and former San Francisco Giants starting pitcher, Madison Bumgarner, have agreed to terms on a new contract. The veteran free agent signed for five years and his latest deal is worth $85,000,000.

Madison Bumgarner will average $17,000,000 per year throughout this agreement, and all of the $85,000,000 is guaranteed money. $15,000,000 of the deal is deferred ($5,000,000 each of 2021 – 2023 to be paid out 2025 - 2027). The contract includes limited trade protection (5 team no trade list). Mad Bum is scheduled to become a free agent once again in the year 2025.

Previous Contract

The superstar pitcher’s last contract was a 5-year, $35,000,000 agreement (2013 – 2017) with options for 2018 and 2019 which were exercised over the last two seasons. He averaged $7,000,000 annually, and it included a signing bonus. Incentives were also built in such as a $25,000 All Star bonus.

Bumgarner’s Career Accomplishments

Over his legendary 11 year career with only the San Francisco Giants the big left hander has played on an elite level, and he has obtained some big time Major League Baseball achievements. Bumgarner is a three time World Series Champion (2010, 2012, 2014). He was selected to the MLB All Star team on four occasions (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). In 2014 he was named the Most Valuable Player of the World Series (WSMVP) as well as the Most Valuable Player of the National League Championship Series (NLCSMVP).

Bumgarner was awarded the Silver Slugger Award in both 2014 and 2015. Let’s just say batters were not looking forward to face this guy in his prime (2012 to 2016). He intimidated hitters with devastating pitches. Madison Bumgarner was a fierce competitor, a valuable leader, and an extremely reliable teammate. I just hope he still has something left in the tank for the Arizona Diamondback as this big name free agent finishes up his illustrious MLB career.

MLB Records

  • Career World Series ERA of 0.25
  • 52 2/3 Innings Pitched in a Single Postseason (2014)
  • 2 Career Grand Slams by a Pitcher (tied with Tony Cloninger)

Bumgarner's Career Regular Season Statistics

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2009 19 SFG NL 0 0   1.8 4 1 1 0 0 0 10 8 2 2 2 3 1 10 0 0 0 40 244 4.6 1.1 7.2 1.8 2.7 9 3.33  
2010 20 SFG NL 7 6 0.538 3 18 18 0 0 0 0 111 119 40 37 11 26 2 86 5 1 1 472 131 3.66 1.306 9.6 0.9 2.1 7 3.31  
2011 21 SFG NL 13 13 0.5 3.21 33 33 0 0 0 0 204.2 202 82 73 12 46 5 191 5 1 0 844 109 2.67 1.212 8.9 0.5 2 8.4 4.15 CYA-11
2012 22 SFG NL 16 11 0.593 3.37 32 32 0 2 1 0 208.1 183 87 78 23 49 6 191 7 2 3 849 105 3.5 1.114 7.9 1 2.1 8.3 3.9  
2013 23 SFG NL 13 9 0.591 2.77 31 31 0 0 0 0 201.1 146 68 62 15 62 6 199 6 0 6 803 124 3.05 1.033 6.5 0.7 2.8 8.9 3.21 AS,CYA-9
2014 24 SFG NL 18 10 0.643 2.98 33 33 0 4 2 0 217.1 194 81 72 21 43 3 219 6 1 4 873 116 3.05 1.09 8 0.9 1.8 9.1 5.09 AS,CYA-4,SS
2015 25 SFG NL 18 9 0.667 2.93 32 32 0 4 2 0 218.1 181 73 71 21 39 2 234 7 0 1 869 131 2.87 1.008 7.5 0.9 1.6 9.6 6 AS,CYA-6,SS
2016 26 SFG NL 15 9 0.625 2.74 34 34 0 4 1 0 226.2 179 79 69 26 54 0 251 8 1 4 912 146 3.24 1.028 7.1 1 2.1 10 4.65 AS,CYA-4,MVP-16
2017 27 SFG NL 4 9 0.308 3.32 17 17 0 1 0 0 111 101 41 41 17 20 3 101 3 0 0 450 128 3.95 1.09 8.2 1.4 1.6 8.2 5.05  
2018 28 SFG NL 6 7 0.462 3.26 21 21 0 0 0 0 129.2 118 51 47 14 43 3 109 5 1 3 551 116 3.99 1.242 8.2 1 3 7.6 2.53  
2019 29 SFG NL 9 9 0.5 3.9 34 34 0 0 0 0 207.2 191 99 90 30 43 3 203 10 0 3 844 107 3.9 1.127 8.3 1.3 1.9 8.8 4.72  
11 Yrs       119 92 0.564 3.13 289 286 1 15 6 0 1846 1622 703 642 192 428 34 1794 62 7 25 7507 120 3.32 1.111 7.9 0.9 2.1 8.7 4.19  
162 Game Avg.       14 11 0.564 3.13 34 34 0 2 1 0 218  192 83 76 23 51 4 212 7 1 3 888 120 3.32 1.111 7.9 0.9 2.1 8.7 4.19  

Bumgarner's Career Playoff Statistics

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W WPA
2010 20 SFG NL NLDS W ATL 1 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 6 2 2 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 26 1.167 9 1.5 1.5 7.5 5 -0.02
2010 20 SFG NL NLCS W PHI 0 0   4.05 2 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 9 3 3 0 2 1 7 1 0 0 30 1.65 12.2 0 2.7 9.5 3.5 0.24
2010 20 SFG NL WS W TEX 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 3 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 27 0.625 3.4 0 2.3 6.8 3 0.46
2012 22 SFG NL NLDS W CIN 0 1 0 8.31 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.1 7 4 4 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 21 1.846 14.5 2.1 2.1 8.3 4 -0.24
2012 22 SFG NL NLCS W STL 0 1 0 14.73 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.2 8 6 6 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 20 2.455 19.6 4.9 2.5 4.9 2 -0.32
2012 22 SFG NL WS W DET 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 2 0 8 1 0 0 23 0.571 2.6 0 2.6 10.3 4 0.41
2014 24 SFG NL NLWC W PIT 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 9 4 0 0 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 33 0.556 4 0 1 10 10 0.24
2014 24 SFG NL NLDS W WSN 0 1 0 2.57 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 6 3 2 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 29 1 7.7 0 1.3 7.7 6 -0.07
2014 MVP 24 SFG NL NLCS W STL 1 0 1 1.72 2 2 0 0 0 0 15.2 9 3 3 2 3 0 12 1 0 0 59 0.766 5.2 1.1 1.7 6.9 4 0.31
2014 MVP 24 SFG NL WS W KCR 2 0 1 0.43 3 2 1 1 1 1 21 9 1 1 1 1 0 17 1 0 0 74 0.476 3.9 0.4 0.4 7.3 17 1.26
2016 26 SFG NL NLWC W NYM 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 9 4 0 0 0 2 1 6 0 0 0 32 0.667 4 0 2 6 3 0.58
2016 26 SFG NL NLDS L CHC 0 0   5.4 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 7 3 3 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 24 1.6 12.6 1.8 1.8 7.2 4 -0.11
4 Yrs (12 Series)             8 3 0.727 2.11 16 14 1 3 3 1 102.1 74 25 24 8 18 2 87 5 0 0 398 0.899 6.5 0.7 1.6 7.7 4.83 2.74
2 NLWC             2 0 1 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 18 8 0 0 0 3 1 16 0 0 0 65 0.611 4 0 1.5 8 5.33 0.81
4 NLDS             1 2 0.333 4.43 4 4 0 0 0 0 22.1 26 12 11 3 4 0 19 1 0 0 100 1.343 10.5 1.2 1.6 7.7 4.75 -0.44
3 NLCS             1 1 0.5 4.15 5 4 0 0 0 0 26 26 12 12 4 6 1 21 2 0 0 109 1.231 9 1.4 2.1 7.3 3.5 0.24
3 WS             4 0 1 0.25 5 4 1 1 1 1 36 14 1 1 1 5 0 31 2 0 0 124 0.528 3.5 0.3 1.3 7.8 6.2 2.13

Media Statements

"First and foremost, winning is what the whole decision was based on," Bumgarner stated. "Being with a team, that in my mind, plays my brand of baseball. Plays the way I like to play."

"His presence, his leadership, certainly his track record," says the Arizona Diamondbacks general manager, Mike Hazen. "All the things we've watched from across the field with the success he's had with the San Francisco Giants, we felt this was a big add for us."

"We thank Madison for all that he has given to the Giants and the Bay Area community and we are deeply grateful for the success, excitement and memories he created over a remarkable 11-year period in a Giants uniform," the San Francisco Giants said in a released statement.

"We feel like we're getting a top of the rotation starting pitcher," says Hazen. "We've parsed through a lot of the numbers. It is what it is. I get it. But what we saw this year, we thought we saw a really good starting pitcher. We feel like he's pitched at a level that we as an organization can benefit from."

Sources:

“D-backs' Madison Bumgarner: Free-agent decision based on winning”, espn.com, December 17, 2019.

“Madison Bumgarner”, baseball-reference.com, December 19, 2019.

“Madison Bumgarner”, spotrac.com, December 19, 2019.

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