Mixed reactions offered as Madison Bumgarner to sign with D-backs
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:
MADISON BUMGARNER IS A DBACK
— Goldschmidt Happened (@GoldyHappens) December 15, 2019
Hazen the GOAT
— TRÏBĒ ÅLÎVË (@TribalThrasher) December 15, 2019
To the not so good:
5 years!! Oh my, that's gonna hurt them. What's he got 2 decent season's left?
— Roy Hobbs (@igglez73) December 15, 2019
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.
Sup World Series
— ❄️ (@imweter) December 15, 2019
🌵 Coyotes acquire Phil Kessel
🌵 Cardinals draft Kyler Murray
🌵 Suns trade for Aron Baynes
🌵 Diamondbacks sign Madison Bumgarner
The Arizona sports landscape is really ushering in a new era pic.twitter.com/h2srx7QYOq
— SunOfficial Aron Baynes Fan Club (@BaynesFanClub) December 15, 2019
Meanwhile, Giants fans expressed their gratitude for what Bumgarner had done for them throughout the years, including three World Series.
Madison Bumgarner is a legend in San Francisco.
Thank you for everything. Thank you for the World Series wins. Thank you for your dry humor. You will always be one of the best pitchers in my book.
Farewell my guy. pic.twitter.com/Ot5z9FJPKj
— Jess 🤘🏽 (@_GamerBabeJess) December 15, 2019
— Gucci Garoppolo (@Gucci_Garopp) December 15, 2019
MadBum will be a #ForeverGiant
— Becky (@gamerbabebec) December 15, 2019
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.
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) December 15, 2019