The Giants have discussed signing pitcher Madison Bumgarner to another contract extension, according to Andrew Baggarly of The Mercury News.
Though the Giants and Bumgarner already had discussions with regard to a new deal, it’s unclear whether those talks will progress this winter, according to Baggarly.
Bumgarner, 27, has been San Francisco’s most consistent starting pitching option. He has pitched at least 200 innings in each of the last six seasons and has proven to be valuable at the front-end of the Giants rotation.
Over 226.2 innings this season, Bumgarner pitched to a 2.74 ERA and 3.24 FIP. He’s pitched to a career 2.99 ERA and has posted a career 2.11 postseason ERA.
The Giants might not be in a hurry to extend Bumgarner, who is due $11.5 million next season and then has club options worth $12 million the next two years. Still, it’s possible San Francisco signs him to another extension.
Consistent starting pitching, most notably this off-season, is hard to come by, so Bumgarner is in a position to try and exploit the market. Even if a deal isn’t reached this off-season, the Giants have time to extend their ace.