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PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JUNE 22: Will Smith #13 of the San Francisco Giants delivers a pitch during the ninth inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 22, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Giants won 7-4. Golden Gate Gossip Klay Thompson (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /

3. San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers eyeing Will Smith trade

To some people, the entire idea of the Giants trading with the Dodgers is complete blasphemy. These two are bitter rivals and if recent events are anything to go off of, the rivalry is as alive as it’s ever been.

But sometimes beggars can’t be choosers. And the Giants are most definitely beggars at this stage.

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San Francisco won’t have many valuable trade pieces this summer to trade away, but perhaps at the top of their list is closer Will Smith. Smith has been nothing short of fantastic in relief this season posting a 1.95 ERA through 33 games while his 21 saves are good for third in the National League.

It’s expected that Smith could be a relatively hot commodity come this July and one team that could be interested is the Dodgers. MLB Network’s Jon Morsi reported on Tuesday that the two sides “aren’t ruling out the prospect of making a Will Smith trade.”

The Giants and Dodgers haven’t made a trade with each other in over a decade since 2007 when Mark Sweeney was moved to the Dodgers in exchange for a player to be named later that turned out to be second baseman Travis Denker.

While the two sides have had their fair share of animosity as of late, a possible trade between the two could benefit both organizations. Especially for the Giants who could beef up their lackluster farm system by taking advantage of the Dodgers excellent minor league system.

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Smith is likely to be moved regardless, so why not trade him to a division rival if the package is truly the best available?