The New York Yankees are split internally on trading for Madison Bumgarner before the July 31 deadline.
New York\'s executives like the idea of adding Bumgarner for the playoff push, but the analytics department may suggest otherwise.
In 16 career playoff games, the left-hander is 8-3 with a 2.11 ERA.
\"I\'m the same guy I was in 2014, contrary to popular belief,\" Bumgarner said. \"I know that gets said a lot, \'Oh, he\'s not the same guy he used to be.\' That\'s just … wrong. Numbers are what they are right now, but let\'s just wait to the end of the season. And we\'ll check. Maybe they won\'t be there and maybe they will. All I know is, the last two years, the stuff was a little different rushing back from two injuries. Now? How I feel is the same. My stuff is the same.\"
However, Bumgarner has a 4.21 ERA this season.