The Arizona Diamondbacks are seriously challenging the postseason by releasing Madison Bumgarner (35).
USA Today, an American media outlet, said on the 22nd (hereafter Korean time), “If Arizona was another rebuilding year, if it had a bad start to the season, if it thought it had a few more years to compete, it would be painful and costly. I would not have made a decision,” he said, explaining the background of Bumgarner’s release.
Bumgarner is a veteran ace who recorded 134 wins, 124 losses, and an average ERA of 3.47 in 358 major league games (2209⅓ innings). In the 2020 season, he signed a five-year, $85 million (approximately 113.2 billion won) contract with Arizona. But the Bumgarner contract turned out to be Arizona’s nightmare. Bumgarner went 15-32 with a 5.23 ERA in 69 games (363⅓ innings) over four years at Arizona.
“Arizona contemplated releasing Bumgarner during spring camp,” USA Today reported, “but the club felt entitled to see if he could rebound. But Bumgarner just proved that he can no longer remain in the starting rotation if Arizona seriously wants to win.” Bumgarner recorded 10.26 ERA in 4 games (16⅔ innings) this season with 3 losses. And on the 21st, he was eventually released as a DFA (designated assignment).
USA Today said, “Arizona abandoned Bumgarner, the highest-paid player. In order to advance to the postseason, we decided that removing him from the roster was the way to increase the odds. He still has a $34 million (approximately 45.3 billion won) contract left.”
The media said, “The Bumgarner contract, along with the Paul Goldschmidt (St. Louis) trade, will remain the worst decision in Arizona history. However, with an 11-8 start to the season and competing for the lead in the National League West, there is no reason to drag out a miserable contract.”
“Where we stand now requires a sense of urgency,” said Mike Hazen, general manager and president of Arizona. The same will be true of the trade deadline. Because our players are playing really hard. they deserve it For the sake of the players, the club also needs to move more urgently,” he said, emphasizing that he will work seriously this season.
Regarding the deal with Bumgarner,토스카지노 Hazen said, “I don’t know. I really don’t know. To be honest, we couldn’t sleep trying to find the answer to that question. It just didn’t work out,” he admitted to the failure of the Bumgarner contract.
USA Today said, “Last Thursday’s message was delivered loud and clear. Now is the time to win. So, President Hazen expressed his opinion to the owner group that Bumgarner should be DFA despite the remaining $23 million salary this year,” he said, commenting that Arizona will challenge the postseason. “Honestly, at the end of the day, I was told to do what I had to do to win the ballpark,” Hazen said. that’s the message i got We have to do what it takes to win a baseball game,” he said, revealing his determination for this season.