However, according to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, the Brewers would have to pay a hefty price, as the Giants are reportedly asking for one of Milwaukee's young starters -- Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff or Freddy Peralta.
Source: In initial Madison Bumgarner trade talks with #Brewers, #SFGiants indicated that a young starting pitcher — Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff or Freddy Peralta — would need to be part of offer for deal to occur. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 8, 2019
Never say never, but it's hard to imagine the Brewers trading any of them, as all three are expected to be key parts of their rotation in 2019, which already lacks depth. Moving one of them for one year of Bumgarner might not be the way to go.
That would be a hefty price for the Brewers to pay for only one year of Bumgarner. Doubt they mortgage the future that much. https://t.co/1RayZ6h8A1— Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) January 8, 2019
There's no doubt that Bumgarner would be a difference-maker for the Brewers, which are looking to get back to the NLCS once again in 2019. However, the 29-year-old has only one year left of club control and he's missed some time over the last couple years.
In 21 starts last season, Bumgarner posted a 6-7 record with a 3.26 ERA and had 109 strikeouts over 129.2 innings.