San Francisco Giants podcast with Michael Duca: Team chemistry might be reason for Bumgarner not being dealt yet

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On the Giants podcast with Michael:

#1 Sources say that it’s unlikely that the Giants will make a deal to trade Giants starter Madison Bumgarner. Would this be due to Bumgarner’s right to wave any trade or Farhan Zaidi, the Giants general manager, just couldn’t get a better offer to make the trade?

#2 Michael talks about what makes Bumgarner so valuable to the team.

#3 If Bumgarner doesn’t get dealt, does the team chemistry of having Bumgarner around play a part in that reason? The players expressed how much Bum means to the team.

#4 The deadline is not here yet. Can you see Giants reliever Will Smith getting dealt before July 31st? He’s also been so key for saving ball games for the club this season.

#5 The Giants had the day off on Thursday and open a three-game series with the Padres at Petco Park on Friday night for the Giants. They’ll be sending Jeff Samardzija (7-4, 4.08 ERA) vs. the Padres starter Joey Luchessi (7-5, 4.27 ERA).

Michael Duca does the Giants podcasts each Friday at

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