Before the season started, Madison Bumgarner was not only the main topic of trade conversation for the Giants, but he was one of the main subjects to talk about in all of baseball.
What would the ROI be for an experienced guy with his list of accomplishments? Where would he end up? The questions were endless.
And the thought of MadBum no longer being a Giant was becoming more of a reality as the season trickled by.
During a recent interview with NBC Sports Bay Area's Amy Gutierrez, the three-time World Series champion was asked what it was like to be a Giants up until this point after receiving a heartwarming comment from a fan.
"It means everything," he said. "My career up until this point has been here and we've done a lot of special things here -- man, it's so many good memories -- and some bad ones too, but you got to take the good with the bad. But this is a special place. Unbelievable fans, and it's really special and means a lot."
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It's no secret how much Bumgarner loves playing for the Giants -- and he's kept rather hush-hush on what the future holds for him. And despite knowing he more than likely won't be with the team for much longer, the memories he possesses are something that cannot be duplicated.