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San Francisco Giants: Ranking the team’s top trade candidates

Nick San Miguel
SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 8: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on April 8, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 8: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on April 8, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MAY 01: Will Smith #13 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the top of the ninth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Oracle Park on May 1, 2019 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won the game 2-1. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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.

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