MLB Rumors: Yankees Interested in Free Agent Pitcher Madison Bumgarner

This isn't exactly breaking news, but free-agent pitcher and three-time Giants World Series champion Madison Bumgarner is a hot commodity in MLB free agency.

The Atlanta Braves reportedly are the favorites to land MadBum, but now another championship contender is hoping in adding Bumgarner's services in 2020.

"I will definitely talk to Bumgarner's agency," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman reportedly told The San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea at the GM meetings in Scottsdale. "I haven't. But I will."

New York's reported interest is far from a surprise. Not only does the franchise have one of baseball's most expansive payrolls, but the Yankees could use a pitcher sporting a series of dominant postseason performances, considering the Yankees haven't participated in the Fall Classic since 2009, despite seven playoff appearances in that span.

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It remains to be seen how aggressive the Giants will be in pursuing the re-signing of Bumgarner, but it's clear they won't be the only ones this winter.

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