Madison Bumgarner is hoping to break the bank this winter.
Teams pursuing the free-agent left-hander have been told that Bumgarner's asking price is a five-year contract worth at least $100 million, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported.
Such a deal could potentially come close to matching the $118-million contract that pitcher Zack Wheeler signed with the Philadelphia Phillies last week. While Bumgarner wishes to match Wheeler's five-year term, it's expected that his dollar value will come in below $118 million, even if it's nine figures, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
Like Wheeler, Bumgarner rejected a qualifying offer from his 2019 team, the San Francisco Giants, meaning that he's tied to draft-pick compensation if he signs elsewhere.
The 30-year-old Bumgarner, who's spent his entire career with the Giants, was previously reported to be drawing interest from the Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, and Cincinnati Reds.
Philadelphia is also open to signing Bumgarner even after adding Wheeler, according to Sherman.
A return to San Francisco isn't out of the question. Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi revealed Monday that he'll be meeting with Bumgarner's representatives during the winter meetings, and confirmed that his team is "one of the suitors," according to Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area.