It’s the end of an era for baseball. Free agent starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to a 5 year, $85M deal on Sunday, ending MadBum’s time with the San Francisco Giants.
Madison Bumgarner will get $85 million over five years from the Diamondbacks, a source confirms to ESPN. Arizona was Bumgarner’s top choice, and when the Diamondbacks went to five years, a deal got done. @Ken_Rosenthal had the financials.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 15, 2019
The Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers were reportedly in on the three-time World Series champion, but he ultimately was swayed by the additional season Arizona offered.
Bumgarner tossed 207.2 innings of 3.90 ball in 2019, a career-high in ERA. However, he made more than 30 starts (34) for the first time since 2016.
The four-time All-Star joins a Diamondbacks team that went 88-74 last season, placing second in the National League West. He’ll lead a young but intriguing starting rotation that lost ace Zack Greinke at the 2019 trade deadline.