The San Francisco Giants' 2017 MLB season has been a massive disappointment, but if the front office starts trading assets to build for the future, don't expect to see it deal Madison Bumgarner or Buster Posey.
On Tuesday, MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi reported Giants general manager Bobby Evans has deemed Bumgarner, Posey and shortstop Brandon Crawford as the team's "three true untouchables."
All three players are still under contract to the Giants for multiple years. Bumgarner has the least amount of time left on his deal with two team options for 2018 and 2019 each worth $12 million, per Spotrac.
Even if the Giants wanted to entertain trading Bumgarner, the July 31 trade deadline likely wouldn't yield the kind of return they would anticipate because they don't expect him back until August due to a shoulder injury he suffered in a dirt-bike accident.
Crawford is signed through 2021, and Posey's deal expires after the 2022 season.
The Giants enter play Tuesday with a 28-51 record, 23.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West and tied with the Philadelphia Phillies for the most losses in Major League Baseball this season.