Madison Bumgarner has spent the entirety of his 10-year career with the San Francisco Giants. With a $12-million team option for 2019, he'll spend at least one more year by the Bay unless something earth-shattering happens.
After that, the future is cloudy. Bumgarner says the Giants have yet to engage in extension talks but the four-time All-Star insists he'd prefer to stay with the team.
"I'd like to be here," Bumgarner said, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. "I guess it's a little early to talk about finishing my career, but I'd like to be here my whole career. But that’s not 100 percent in my control."
Bumgarner has suffered through a pair of injury-ridden seasons after cementing his status as one of baseball's preeminent workhorse pitchers. He eclipsed the 200-inning mark in each season from 2011 through 2016.
When able to take the mound, he's still been effective. This year, he's 6-6 with a 3.14 ERA in 117 2/3 innings. With the Giants limping to the conclusion of a disappointing season, he recognizes the team has a lot of decisions to make, including how to deal with their star southpaw.
"I know there are a lot of different ways they can go with it," he said. "I don't know anything more than you do. I'll kind of see what happens and what their plans are."