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San Francisco Giants closer candidate: Steve Cishek

The San Francisco Giants had one of the best bullpens in baseball for much of the 2019 season, before a combination of deadline trades and injuries left them with a patchwork relief corps down the stretch.

Closer Will Smith finished the season with 34 saves in 38 chances, to go along with a 2.76 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and a career-high 13.2 K/9 in 63 appearances.

That performance makes him arguably the best relief pitcher available on this year’s free-agent market, and he’s likely headed for greener pastures elsewhere as a result.

So where does that leave the Giants’ ninth-inning situation?