Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi made a lot of moves this offseason. It wasn't apparent how many until there was a graphic showing each one during the last few weeks of spring training.
The main man synonymous with the word "trade" in the Giants' organization is ace Madison Bumgarner. The question remained, however: "What could you get for him?" Prospects, sure. Big names? Perhaps.
And as far as the teams go, there is a no-trade list from MadBum that The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal tweeted Saturday:
Madison Bumgarner’s eight-team no-trade list, per sources:#Braves#RedSox#Cubs#Astros#Brewers#Yankees#Phillies#STLCards
Bumgarner chose teams strategically; list comprised solely of contenders that might want to acquire him from #SFGiants, not teams he wants to avoid.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 11, 2019
Don't worry, Rosenthal provided some context -- I was a bit confused as well:
More context on Bumgarner: His contract allows him to reject trades to eight teams. The eight I reported are the ones he can block. He can still approve trades to those teams, but generally players want some form of compensation to waive their no-trade protection.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 11, 2019
Bumgarner has said he'd like to remain with the Giants. That's where he's spent his entire 11-year career and embraced the roller-coaster ride he's been on while sporting the orange and black.
Have he and the team been in talks? Possibly.
"I have too much respect for this organization to talk about contractual stuff publicly," he told NBC Sports Bay Area in March.
This list indicates MadBum doesn't want to be traded, and the no-trade clause gives him some leverage and control over where he could end up -- or where he could stay.