Chicago Cubs: Bumgarner could bring his reliability to the Cubs
Madison Bumgarner, commonly known as “MadBum,” has spent the last 10 years in the bigs with the San Francisco Giants. Throughout his time with the club, Bumgarner won three World Series Championships and a pair of Silver Slugger Awards.
Along with this experience, Bumgarner has also made a half-dozen starts at Wrigley Field. In those six starts, he went 4-2 posting a 3.44 ERA and 46 strikeouts. Bumgarner’s success at Wrigley in the past could possibly be turned around and used to the Cubs advantage, rather than their disadvantage.
Though he is not the young pitcher he was “way back when,” his numbers in the second half of the 2019 season prove that he can still bring his ‘A-game’.
In the first half of 2019, the 30-year-old left-hander posted a 4.03 ERA in 19 starts. By the time the second half rolled around, Bumgarner lowered his ERA to 3.75 in 15 starts. When it comes to looking for a player with experience and the reliability to produce, Bumgarner could greatly benefit the Cubs in the incoming 2020 season.