On Saturday morning Ken Rosenthal announced that San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner had a list of eight teams he blocked from getting a trade for him unless he approved.
But, quickly caught the attention why among those eight teams was not the bitter rival of the Giants, the Los Angeles Dodgers squad.
Everything seems to indicate that MadBum knows well that the team of Giants would not dare to change it to the Dodgers, because they are their biggest rival.
But, really Bumgarner does have a small chance of being changed to the blue team.
What Bumgarner did not take into account is that the manager who would make the final decision, Farhan Zaidi, in his departure is a former manager of the Dodgers and he knows the Dodgers Minor League talent, which is enough.
Therefore, Giants under the command of Zaidi could make an exception to their rivalry to get the best possible pieces and because Bumgarner did not block them, there would be nothing he could do about it.
Dodgers, a team that has reached the last two World Series and lost both, could be desperate to finally take the crown and that could lead them to be necessary to get a major player in the exchange market.
The novel with the change of Madison Bumgarner will be a long and with many rumors, but what is almost certain is that the southpaw leaves the Giants before the end of June.