How Madison Bumgarner took control of his free agency and left the Giants for the D’backs

first_imgPHOENIX– The Arizona Diamondbacks didn’t enter the offseason expecting to add to their rotation, but the club ended up signing one of the best starters available to the second-richest free agent deal in franchise history.That’s what happens when Madison Bumgarner forces the issue.“It was the No. 1 place for me,” Bumgarner said of Arizona. “I did tell (my agent) that. We talked about that often.”Following a news conference at Chase Field on Tuesday in which the D’backs officially introduced …last_img read more