Bumgarner Receives The Qualified Offer From Giants

NEW YORK – Madison Bumgarner was among 10 free agents who received qualified offers of $ 17.8 million from their latest teams on Monday.

With the measure taken by the San Francisco Giants, demand for the left-hander of 30 years would be reduced.

Bumgarner, the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 World Series, had a 9-9 record and a 3.90 ERA over 34 starts this year, after two abbreviated campaigns for injuries. Giants also submitted a qualified offer to left-handed reliever Will Smith.


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Six pitchers received the proposals, including rights Gerrit Cole (Houston Astros), Stephen Strasburg (Washington Nationals), Zack Wheeler (New York Mets) and Jake Odorizzi (Minnesota Twins). The other players with qualified offers were antealists Anthony Rendon (Washington) and Josh Donaldson (Atlanta Braves), as well as Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu (Chicago White Sox) and Dominican gardener Marcell Ozuna (St. Louis Cardinals).

On the eve of the day when free agents can begin negotiating contracts with all teams, J.D. Martinez, a designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox, decided to stay in Boston. He declined the option of being a free agent, with which he would have rescinded the last three years of his agreement, which included salaries of $ 62.5 million.

That agreement was signed after pre-season training began in 2018, and originally represented $ 110 million for five years.

Elvis Andrus stayed with the Texas Rangers. The Venezuelan shortstop missed a second chance to disengage from his contract, which would have given up $ 43 million over the next three years and declared himself a free agent.

Milwaukee Brewers cut $ 15 million on its payroll for the next campaign. Chase Anderson, who will militate in Toronto Blue Jays, was swapped in exchange for the outfielder and first baseman Chad Spanberger prospect.

The Brewers also rejected a $ 7.5 million option on first baseman Eric Thames.

Anderson had an 8-4 record and a 4.21 ERA in 27 starts and five relays.

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Pittsburgh Pirates exercised his options on the right Chris Archer, for $ 9 million dollars and Dominican gardener Starling Mars, for $ 11.5 million. Neither will be a free agent.

Among the agreement renewal options that were rejected were those of Kole Calhoun, Los Angeles Angels gardener; Colombian Julio Tehran, right-handed pitcher from Atlanta; Martín Pérez, left-handed pitcher from Minnesota; and that of right-handed pitchers Jared Hughes and Pat Neshek and left-hander Jason Vargas of the Philadelphia Phillies.

A new team that hires a player who has rejected the qualified offer will lose at least one selection in the amateur draft next year, as a compensation. That condition can be canceled if an agreement is reached after the draft starts in June.

Those offsets caused pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel to wait until after the draft to sign their agreements in 2019.

The players have until November 14 at 5 pm (2100 GMT) to accept qualified offers, a modality that began after the 2012 season. Only three of 80 offers have been accepted: the intermediary Neil Walker with the New York Mets and pitcher Jeremy Hellickson with Philadelphia after the 2016 campaign, as well as Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu the previous year.

A free agent can receive a qualified offer only if he has been on an uninterrupted basis with the same team since the opening day of the season and if he has never before received such a proposal.