There was more smoke than fire concerning a lot of top players at the deadline
The single 2019 trade deadline came and went Wednesday with more rumors than actual trades. The big trade was, of course,. Also, on Tuesday night.
Asked how he felt about the deadline passing, Bumgarner said, “It’s the same as things were. I never expected to be somewhere else. Nothing changed for me.
On the other side of the coin, several big name players were not traded prior to the 4 p.m. ET deadline despite ample rumors. Chief among them: Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner. The Giants’ recent surge up the standings — they’re 2 1/2 games behind the second wild-card spot — convinced them to keep their impending free agent ace.
“We’ve got a job to do. We’re going to miss a few guys we got rid of. That’s going to be tough, but we’ve got to put our heads down and try to win the wild card.”
Here’s what Bumgarner told reporters, including Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, following the deadline: