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Bruce Bochy sends Hunter Bishop heartfelt tweet after mother's death

Bruce Bochy sends Hunter Bishop heartfelt tweet after mother's death

Suzy Bishop, the mother of Giants prospect Hunter Bishop and Mariners prospect Braden Bishop, died Saturday after a five-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 59 years old. 

Bruce Bochy never will have the opportunity to manage Hunter, but the former Giants manager showed support for Bishop, San Francisco's top pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. 

Bochy's mother, Melrose, died of Alzheimer's in 2007. Clearly, the former skipper's words went a long way to the young Giants outfield prospect. 

Hunter and Braden have been raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer's research ever since Suzy was diagnosed in 2014. Braden began the 4MOM charity while he played at the University of Washington. 

"He created it and it's totally his, but I'm definitely a big help and I'm trying to spread the word in Arizona as much as I can," Hunter said in 2017.

While the 4MOM charity will continue, Hunter and Braden are creating the "Suzy Bishop Memorial Grant" in their mother's honor. 

The Bishop brothers grew up in Palo Alto and were local star prep athletes before playing in college and going high in the MLB draft.

Dodgers signing Madison Bumgarner would be 'great,' Clayton Kershaw says

Dodgers signing Madison Bumgarner would be 'great,' Clayton Kershaw says

Despite what Giants fans want to believe, Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw are friends.

Before many Giants-Dodgers games over the years, they could be seen talking on the field, in plain sight of everyone.

So it should come as any surprise that Kershaw would love to have Bumgarner on the Dodgers.

"I love Bum," Kershaw said Friday at a Dodgers holiday event according to Dodgers Nation. "If we signed him, that’d be great."

NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reported Thursday, citing sources, that the Dodgers and Bumgarner have a mutual interest in a deal.

Bumgarner in Dodger blue is the worst nightmare for Giants fans. But it's a real possibility with Los Angeles missing out on top free agent Gerrit Cole.

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Kershaw hasn't been able to bring a World Series to Los Angeles on his own, so of course, he would love for a postseason hero to come help him end the Dodgers' title drought.

MLB rumors: Padres 'taking close look' at free agent Madison Bumgarner

MLB rumors: Padres 'taking close look' at free agent Madison Bumgarner

The teams in the NL West appear to really like free agent Madison Bumgarner.

The Padres are the latest team to show interest in the former Giants ace.

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported Friday night that the Padres are "taking close looks" at Bumgarner and former Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel.

Bumgarner has been linked to the Dodgers and D-backs this week. The Rockies are the only NL West foe not to be linked to the 2014 World Series MVP. The Angels, in the AL West, reportedly are also pursuing Bumgarner after missing out on top free agent Gerrit Cole.

With Cole, Stephen Strasburg and Zack Wheeler off the free-agent market, Bumgarner, Keuchel and Hyun-Jin Ryu are the best available arms remaining.

NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reported Thursday night, citing sources, that there is mutual interest between Bumgarner and the Dodgers. The Giants are still talking to Bumgarner's representatives, according to Farhan Zaidi.

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Most Giants fans would like to see Bumgarner return to San Francisco. But if he doesn't, they would probably prefer if he leaves the NL West. It would be tough to watch the longtime face of the Giants come back to pitch against his former team multiple times a year.