San Francisco Giants: Ranking the team’s top trade candidates
Hot Commodity: RP Will Smith
The closer for the Giants will probably be in high demand come the deadline. He’s looked rock solid this year and his stuff has looked un-hittable at times. If teams are interested in a Dyson or Watson, then they would salivate over a tough lefty like Smith.
Closing games is always important, but the spotlight gets ramped up come playoff time.
Getting a reliable arm that you can count on to get the last three outs of a game is going to be a high priority for teams with their eyes on the World Series.
The Giants could definitely get a respectable return for Smith. But again, they should not get rid of him unless it is worth it.
The Giants have to understand that if they get rid of Smith, then the ninth inning becomes a question mark. Perhaps Bochy would opt to put Reyes Moronta into the closer role to see if he could be the ninth inning man of the future.
But overall, Smith has quite a bit of value and will be very appealing to a great many teams as the season progresses.