Madison Bumgarner

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Let Other Fantasy Baseball Owners Take Chances On September Call-Ups

Every September, MLB rosters expand so minor-league players with potential can get a cup of coffee with the big-league team. No matter what the hype, avoid relying on these September call-ups to help your fantasy baseball team. Stick to the veteran players you know well and let the other owners in your league gamble on the rookies. You won’t regret it when the season ends with your team in first place. The other owners will be shaking their heads with regret for letting hype rule their decision-making processes.

08/29/2015

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 28, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Risk vs. Reward: Using Giants Ace Bumgarner As Pinch Hitter

Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner is not only one of the best pitchers in baseball today–and the best post-season pitcher of all-time, according to some statistical categories–but he’s also one of the best hitting pitchers in baseball history.

08/23/2015

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates his two-run homer with Gregor Blanco #7 in the second inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on August 21, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Bumgarner Homers Again, Giants Defeat Pirates

Madison Bumgarner homered in his second straight start and struck out six in 6 1/3 innings to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

08/21/2015

The San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers clear the benches during a heated exchange in the bottom of the fourth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Bumgarner Struggles, Giants Fall To Rangers In 2010 World Series Rematch

Madison Bumgarner (11-6) gave up both homers and helped ignite a benches-clearing fracas when he shouted something toward the Rangers bench at the end of the fourth inning.

07/31/2015

Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

3 San Francisco Giants The Whole Nation Has Fallen In Love With – If Jersey Sales Are Indication

The San Francisco Giants recent success on the field are making their players a lot more recognizable and their merchandise much more in demand. Here are three Giants players fans can’t get enough of, based on their jersey sales for the first half of the 2015 season.

07/23/2015

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants displays his World Series ring during the San Francisco Giants 2014 World Series Ring ceremony before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park on April 18, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ben Margot - Pool/Getty Images)

The 4 Male Athletes That Impressed ESPN More Than Madison Bumgarner This Year

On Wednesday, the sports network announced the finalists for the annual awards gala, but left Bumgarner – the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year – out of the running for the top individual prize among men. Here’s a look at the numbers four players ESPN thought were more worthy of the ESPY:

06/24/2015

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants hits a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning at AT&T Park on May 21, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Bumgarner Homers, Outpitches Kershaw; Giants Sweep Dodgers Again

Los Angeles has lost all six games at AT&T Park this season, getting shut out the last three games in a row

05/21/2015

General view as players and fans watch one of the outfield smokestacks on fire in the sixth inning of the game between the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on May 15, 2015 in Cincinnati. The Giants defeated the Reds 10-2. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Giants Play Through Ballpark Fire, Defeat Reds In Rout

Brandon Belt hit a three-run homer, and Buster Posey added a two-run shot off Jason Marquis on Friday night, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 10-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in a game played uninterrupted while an outfield smokestack burned for an inning.

05/15/2015

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 28, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Bumgarner Outduels Kershaw In Giants Victory Over Dodgers

Madison Bumgarner pitched eight sharp innings in his fifth career matchup against Clayton Kershaw and batterymate Buster Posey homered, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

04/28/2015

World Series - San Francisco Giants v Kansas City Royals - Game Seven

San Francisco Giant Madison Bumgarner Fires Back At Nats Pitcher Over Designated Hitter Suggestion

The Giants ace likes to take his hacks and took umbrage at Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer who suggested the designated hitter be applied in both leagues after Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainright suffered a season-ending rupture of his Achillies’ tendon during an at-bat.

04/28/2015

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