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I really, really like Madison Bumgarner . Despite the rough Spring Training, I felt talent-wise, he was the best person to pitch in the fifth spot in the rotation over Todd Wellemeyer and Kevin Pucetas. Furthermore, I was impressed by his numbers last year in his short September call-up. Was he throwing gas? Not really (he only averaged 89.2 MPH on his fastball last year in his callup), but he had 10 strikeouts in 10 IP, only walked three guys and posted an ERA of 1.80 and a WHIP of 1.10. That's impressive in my book.

This year, Bumgarner started off the season miserably. He struggled in Spring Training and his first two starts in the minors were disastrous, with his fastball still hovering in the mid-to-high 80s (Bumgarner was known for his 90-plus stuff). However, look at what ...

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