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Mixed reactions offered as Madison Bumgarner to sign with D-backs

Dec 15, 2019, 4:42 PM | Updated: Dec 16, 2019, 9:07 am

The signing of the 2014 World Series MVP brought mixed reactions on social media on Sunday.

According to multiple reports, the Arizona Diamondbacks and LHP Madison Bumgarner agreed to a 5-year deal worth $85 million.

The 30-year-old pitcher spent his entire MLB career with the San Francisco Giants after being drafted by the organization in 2007 with the No. 10 overall pick.

Across social media, baseball fans had varying feelings about MadBum making the move to the Valley.

From the good:

To the not so good:

Bumgarner has regressed from his old self, but he’s still an effective pitcher. The 30-year-old had a 3.90 ERA in 2019.

The addition of Bumgarner could be the push the rotation needs to make the post season and reach the World Series for the first time since 2001.

Meanwhile, Giants fans expressed their gratitude for what Bumgarner had done for them throughout the years, including three World Series.

Before the team made it official, the D-backs’ Twitter account tweeted a GIF of former LHP Randy Johnson looking quite pleased, to which the Giants aptly responded.

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