New York Yankees: Madison Bumgarner Won’t Fix All the Yanks Problems

The New York Yankees could make a deal to bolster their rotation, but getting Madison Bumgarner in a trade with San Francisco may not be the right idea.

Sure New York needs help in their starting five, but trading for a guy like MadBum has a few negatives to couple with the positives.

First, off there’s no question Bumgarner has been phenomenal in the playoffs. Although, he doesn’t look as effective as he once was, which is a problem in The Bronx.


It’s one thing to go after Dallas Keuchel. I mean the guy has been great versus NYY and he doesn’t have the pedigree MadBum has.

If the Yankees bring in Bumgarner there would be extra pressure on him to dominate and become the ace of the staff or at least resemble the workhorse he used to be in the Bay area.

The Yanks understand they can’t walk into the playoffs with the rotation they have now (Masahiro Tanaka, J.A. Happ, James Paxton, C.C. Sabathia, and Domingo German).

MadBum would be better off accepting a trade to Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves or the Los Angeles Dodgers. In fact, donning the Yankee pinstripes would put him in a high-pressure situation with expectations that he may not be able to meet.

Madison Bumgarner isn’t thee guy anymore. Nonetheless, he can still surround himself with a good quality team and join a championship caliber club.

Its clear injuries have been an issue over the past few years. If MadBum can work with a good manager who understands the amount of innings he should receive, then MadBum could become more effective for a longer period of time.

Bumgarner is only 29-years old, but he is sporting a 3-6 record and a 3.83 ERA. Thus he clearly has some areas to improve upon as the season progresses.

There’s no question MadBum has a lot left in the tank. However, the New York Yankees have to find an avenue that allows them to create depth behind several starters who are in need of improvements.

Happ, Paxton, and German look more and more hittable by the day. Also, Tanaka has dealt with injuries in the past.

The Yankees have a good pen, but it could be better and there’s plenty of injuries in their lineup.

The Yanks have a good team and it’s commendable that they have still played at a high level despite them, but to rely on Bumgarner is flat out silly.

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